Shawkl’s BCQC 1 block

Friday, October 19, 2018

Let me tell you about Shawkl’s BCQC 1 class! Kathy is so generous for putting it together – for free! The instructions are very clear, and she is quick to answer questions and comment on your work. I’ve learned the basic elements of making a crazy quilt block and am super excited to start the next course!

You’ve seen my progress through the recent WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday posts (39, 40, 41, and 42), but here are the final results!

And I can’t say how transformative the last task was – adding the lacy bits, buttons, beads, and charms just really took the block to a whole new level! Remember where I was in the last post, with this photo?

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And then the final ta-da! Wow!

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Let’s look a little deeper at all the bits and baubles! Starting in the top left corner, some buttons and lacey bits over a scalloped stitch:

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Woven ribbon roses mixed with glass beads:

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A small butterfly charm and button:

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A wonky button I inherited from my mom over a decorate stitch with French knot ribbon roses:

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Two tiny bee charms with a row of colonial knot flowers:

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A little bird charm with a shell star button surrounded by other decorated stitches (including Fargo ribbon roses):

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Ladybug buttons creeping up a fly stitch ribbon rose vine:

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I cut apart some flower-shaped ricrac meant for scrapbooking for these tulips:

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I dissected a lace table runner long ago (I used part of it before!) and added a little lacey rose embellishment and a glass leaf bead:

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Ribbon irises and a little bug charm, sitting next to a row of seam stitches:

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A dragonfly created out of some vintage heart ribbon and beads, with clover buttons and an embellished seam:

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My old friend, the black widow and her web (I was bit twice by a black widow, if you hadn’t heard – and survived to tell the tale!):

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A cluster of baubles:

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I “signed” the block (and erased my initials from the full photo in case you were wondering what the blobby bit was):

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I finished it off with some backing-turned-binding and a tube to hang from a dowel rod. It isn’t that neat, but it gets the job done:

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While I am proud of my first crazy quilt block, there are mistakes galore (that I’ve learned from, yay!), and I especially don’t like the lower left corner – it’s too stiff, dark, and heavy for balance. I also am not sure I would want to put so much pizazz into an actual full quilt, but for a single block the size of a piece of paper, it was loads of fun piling everything on top!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Marjorie

    This is really cool…I love it. I learned so much from Kathy’s classes.

    Reply
    • CaLynn

      Marjorie, thank you! I am so glad you told me about it!

      Reply

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