Saturday, April 26, 2008

Civil War Replica block

cq block 1
Originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'
This is one of two blocks i'm stitching for Cindy Thury Smith. She is recreating a civil war replica quilt to be hung in the LeDuc museum. We weren't allowed to do what i've grown accumstomed to stitching. Motifs were verbotten! LOL!! Soooo......fancy schmancy seams were the end result. Ooopphhh...... some of em have up to 11 passes over them to complete them. The block is not small....15 inches and had to be stitched side to side.... not even any beads!! Or metallic threads..... sigh.... i've gotten spoiled! LOL!! That said, I don't think it needs a heck of a lot more! I think with all the variations ( a HUGE challenge for me),; that the block stands well on its own. I can't wait to see the others AND the finished project! Its gonna be KEWL!!



Jennifer said...

This is very pretty. Well done!

Candi said...

Wow that's beeeautiful without the other embellishments! Nice work!

Sharkeysday said...

Absolutely gorgeous Leslie! I think it's kind of cool to stretch outside the comfort zone, isn't it?

Jane said...

I enjoyed getting caught up with your blog and all the blocks you've been working on! Such awesome work to see, Leslie!

Thelma said...

Wow Leslie,,,both blocks are just beautiful...your stitching is awesome!