Saturday, June 6, 2015

Motifs, Expanded Motifs, and Wisteria for My Crazy Blocks

This was a fun task to do - so many wonderful ideas on the internet to be inspired by, and our instructor, Kathy Shaw, includes a lot in her handouts too. 

For my Basic Motif, I decided to make some flip flops for my block with the palm trees on it, and some suitcases, just because I thought the picture I saw of them on the internet was so adorable.  I used some Madeira gold metallic thread on the suitcases and was pleased that it wasn't the type that shreds.  I'll use this brand again.

For my Expanded Motif, I made an old fashioned roadster.  Then added a scene of a picnic.  I can just picture myself relaxing under that tree and enjoying a nice spring afternoon.

For my Expanded Motif, I also wanted to make this cute little boy.  He reminds me of my grandson who is about this age.  I decided to flip the picture to better fit my block and change the candle to a bouquet of flowers made with floss and silk ribbon.  I can just picture him picking flowers from the garden and presenting them to me with a shy little grin.

For my Mixed Technique, I used one of the pretty designs in our handouts.  I decided to try making some woven roses out of perle cotton.  I also used silk ribbon and made a gathered rose for the center, some fly stitch roses, and some detached chain stitch rose buds.
For my Wisteria, I used Jute for the twisted trunk, silk ribbon and floss for the flowers, and silk ribbon and perle cotton for the leaves.


Sewing Up A Storm said...

The wisteria is so pretty!!!!! Who would have thought of using jute for the stems, it really makes it realistic. I also love your spider webs.........they are said to give good luck when you put them on a crazy quilt.

Linda P. said...

Thanks Ami. We were to use something besides floss or perle cotton. I had some jute on hand, and thought it could work, so gave it a shot. Glad you like it. It's on the same block as the little boy who reminds me of my grandson so it's one of my favorites.

Sharon Siacci said...

Lovely work Linda