This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hearts and Hands for Sendai Block Completed

This afternoon I finished my Hearts and Hands for Sendai block.  I'm happy with it (I think) although DH suggested I should put something in the corner with the crane.  As far as I am concerned, the Crane is so big and so glitzy that it doesn't need anything else in that corner. I will now post this block off so that it can be included in the fund-raising quilts for Sendai.  What shall I do next?  I guess I should finish off the "Found Objects" cream on cream quilt block while I wait for the next block in the Tone on Tone Round Robin to turn up......plus every time I get one of those blocks on which to work my 1/5 of the embroidery, I also do 1/5 of the hot pink/red block for Debbie's tote bag.

I have also been out in the garden today and picked aother sixteen mushrooms from underneath the grapefruit tree, which is where I picked a dozen or so last week.  I have scoured the rest of the back yard but there are no more in the other places where I found them last week.

13 comments:

Prayer Shawls 2011 said...
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Jackie (Tillie's Daughter) said...

Lovely, lovely block --- I remember your wonderful block from All That Jazz and was happy to find your blog and see that lovely block again too.

Bear said...

hewoo Viv
its beautiful really bootiful!!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoox

Diane said...

Wow!!! This is one beautiful block. The koi is just one of your achievements, I love the way that the leafy plant climbs up the seam on the right, and those cherry blossoms are so pretty.

Rose Anne B said...

Ohhh this is so lovely, I have to go back and use the magnifier option and check it out more so. Beautiful block my dear!

Rose Anne B said...

Me again!
I went back and enjoyed looking at the various patches again and really like the fan and the on upper right green seam treatment that reminds me of palm trees!!!
As for the upper left corner I at first thought of the suns rays from the corner maybe - not in metallic but just floss or silk threads - then thought what about the cherry blossom branch from the left? Just ideas my dear.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This is just perfect!

CarolynPhi said...

Viv, how about embroidering some streaky clouds in that upper block, it would make it look like the sky behind the crane?! You could do it in your metallic thread, or in sort of a medium grey.

CarolynPhi

Debbie S. said...

I really love your block, you have a wonderful way with threads.

Cheryl said...

You have really captured the feeling of Japan. Divine

Ati. said...

This block is really stunning. It is a beautiful addition to the Sendai quilt.

Ati. said...

Viv, me again. I just saw the option Gerry ( Older rose) gave on her blog and I agree with her! It looks só much better when you make a bit of the bamboo in the crane's corner. Have a look at her blog:
http://olderrose.blogspot.com/

Gerry Krueger said...

Absolutely gorgeous.... I just love it... It was fun to get to play a bit with it... Thanks Gerry K.