Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Naked CQ blocks

It's so long since I've constructed any naked CQ blocks,that I'm sure I broke a few 'rules today.

The upper block: yes Autumn tonings is mainly constructed from kimono offcuts;
four of the fabrics have been used frequently over the past four years.

The lower block features an Iris print and I've attempted to pick out the colours in the central flowers.

Tomorrow ,hopefully,I'll manage some soft pastel shaded blocks.

I also need to complete that NZ landscape,tackle a n/f landscape,and pursue some ideas I have for "recycled" themed postcards for a PostMark'Dart swap in a couple of months.

It's a good job that no visitors are due........
Most everything has migrated from the sewing room (too small) to the large dining room table,where it looks like a cyclone has blown through,

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Anyone for tea?

F.A.T. is currently running an elegant tea postcard swap:

Well, it should feature tea,roses and lace.

Just as a play thing I resurrected a piece of "ancient" fabric from my stash,and with some fussy cutting,Misty Fuse and lace and tatting,these three postcards were the result.

Now WHY am I doing this when DoreenG is patiently waiting for a naked CQ block.........
I have no idea!

Will go start on the blocks NOW, Doreen.........


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Hot lips!

The third card in the ArtUMail "Valentine" swap arrived yesterday:

With such a luscious pair of red satin lips,what else should it be called but
Hotlips Houlihan (apologies to MASH)

Jan gave the card extra bling by adding a wide strip of square sequins over the background floral.

The card really brightened up a rather grey day.
Thanks Jan!
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