Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Southern Cross Crazies Round Robin

This year I am participating in the Round Robin with the on-line Southern Cross Crazies group. It's a small but friendly Yahoo group but most of us hate Yahoo so much that we also have a closed Facebook group where it is much easier to keep in touch and post photos.

It is round two and I received Alison's blocks. We all made six 6" blocks and we choose one to embroider and then post them on to the next person on the list. I chose a pretty pink one to embroider.

One block had already been done by Patti; she had chosen a peach coloured block and had done some beautiful work on it. The round robins are a great way to see other people's embroidery up close.

Alison's block by Patti

I started out by choosing my threads, Alison wanted to keep the embroidery in the colours of the base but we could add a couple of other colours like green for the leaves.

Choosing threads

Usually I start in the middle and embroider any motifs first but this time I started on the outside with the seam treatments.


Here is the finished block; luckily these 6" blocks don't take very long to do.

I have already posted these blocks onto the next person and have received the next lot of blocks, so at least it gives me some hand sewing to do when I go to friendship groups.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

Very pretty and delicate!!

Sharon said...

So very pretty...They look lovely...

Linda Steele said...

Thank you very much Robbie and Sharon, the six inch size is a lovely size to sew without having too much time pressure.

Gina E. said...

These are exquisite. I love crazy patchwork, and had a marathon run on them a few years ago, but burnt myself out, possibly because I was working on 12" blocks and it took ages to finish each one. Keeping the blocks small is a great idea. If I ever get back to doing CQ, I will keep that in mind.

Linda Steele said...

The six inch size is a great size to work on and not overwhelming. I'm sure you'd enjoy getting back to some embroidery Gina