Sunday, June 20, 2010

Making memories for breast cancer block

For the 3rd year, CQI is asking its members to make and donate a quilt block to be made into a quilt to benefit breast cancer research. Here's my contribution for 2010. The before photo:

And the after photo:

I used one crochet-edged linen doily as an embellishment, cutting it a little off the center line and adding one part to the left and one to the right. The ribbon rose in the upper left is a spider web rose; that's the first time I'd ever done one. I was teaching that technique at a class that night and thought I'd better have one under my belt before then!
I love the meandering gimp trim. This is some that I dyed myself. The dragonfly lace motifs are also hand-dyed. But I really love the fabrics in this block. All the fabrics used are either from donated wedding gowns or from fabric that could be used for wedding gowns.

5 comments:

Cathy K said...

Absolutely beautiful, Janet. As always, your stitching is exquisite. Hugs, Cathy

Debbie said...

This is GO-A-JUS! Your stitching is always so neat & tidy. Good job Miss Janet! Debbie (Maine)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Wonderful block Janet! T like the pastels so much better than jewel tones on these fabrics!
Hugs,
Kerry

Laurie said...

Such amazingly beautiful work, I enlarged the picture and could look for hours.

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