Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blocks, a bag and a Giveaway

I'm gradually catching up on the Barbara Brackman's Civil War  Blocks.  I make 2 of each even number blocks and Susan (another quilter at work) makes 2 blocks each, odd number blocks. Then we swap with each other and this way we enrich our fabric choices and commitment to keep going and its a bit of fun since we both love civil war fabrics.

These are my blocks I completed recenty :

And these are the blocks Susan made me....

During the week I've been working on this stitchery...

And today I made this bag.

I don't think I have shown you this embroidered peacock I made a few years ago....
After several attempts of trying to take a photo of it, this is the best shot I could get. The flash kept on reflecting it back in the glass, so I can't show you the details I wanted.
As part of the embroidery which is mainly in pinks, mauves and lilacs, I added a lot of beads and am quite pleased with the results.

As part of the Giveaway, I have a kit of this design. The design is already printed on the black fabric, so you just need to get threads of your choice and start.. I am also including some fabric which I'll post to the lucky winner (anywhere in the world)..

To participate, all you have to do is make a comment on my daughter's blog, "Catgirls's Adventures". She created her blog all by herself at the same time I started mine and she was only 10 years old.
We'll randomly pick a name and I'll announce the winner on the 26th September on this blog and email the lucky person.
If you don't have a blog, please make sure you add your email address to the comment so I can get in touch if you are the winner.
Good luck to you all.

... And finally so music.

Dave Koz is an american saxophonist that has and continues to have a brilliant career in the Smooth Jazz genre. He has released many albuns and in October 2010, he performed "Start All Over Again" in a season 7 of "Desperate Housewives".

As I count the months until I attend some performances next year of Dave Koz and other artists please enjoy this performance with Dave Koz and Jim Brickman in "Partners in Crime".