I finished my first block for my mini crazy quilt. It will be approximately 6" x 6". I plan to create twelve blocks, each with a different theme and based on the life of an early 1900s Victorian lady. I am really excited about this project as I love anything Victorian. I was going to keep the blocks pretty simple but when it comes to lace I just can't seem to stop myself.
The Bible is a photograph of a really large Bible my MIL gave to me. I reduced the photo size and printed it onto fabric. If you enlarge this photo you can even see the texture. I added the little cross charm to ribbon, stitching it in place to look like a bookmark.
The cross was done in raised Cretan stitching (photos reveal all and I can see I didn't make sure the stitches were in place for the photo). I added lazy daisies to the center and outlined it with chain stitching.
I may add more stitching later on. The finished blocks will be pieced together to create a mini quilt for my doll trunk. Also for my doll trunk are these original oil and acrylic paintings I did a few years ago. One as you can see is unframed. I placed a quarter by them so you could get an idea of the size which will work nicely in the trunk.
On a totally different note, I had to share my finds from Michaels. Yes, I am becoming one of their regular customers ~ lol. They are holding more bead storage containers for me which I shared on my "organizing blog" recently. Of course I would find these keys after I scoured antique shops to find enough for my CQJP 2012. This is where I go overboard, I have a bunch of keys now and need to put them to use.
The tiny crosses I bought so I could use the smallest one on my mini cq shown above. I now have four extra pieces to use as you can see. I had to buy these beautiful cloth lace butterfly "stickers" found in the scrapbooking section along with the crosses and metal keys. Don't overlook that area if you are needing something in particular. You never know what you will find!
I have begun the "tea" block for my mini quilt and will share it when I get it finished. You can't have tea without lace, so of course... Actually, I'm pretty much thinking lace is perfect with Victorian!