Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Paisley Passion for 2009


When I was involved in my Round Robin groups last year (2009), we had a theme for one of them, where we had to add a motif of some sort. As I don't have a big supply of those lovely lacy motifs, so I decided to do hand stitched paisleys. I have come to really enjoy doing them now, and sort of become my signature thing...



This one was my first effort, and I stitched it onto a 'Friendship Block' made for a friend who had a hugh operation. The quilt was put together by one of the girls in the Fibre Art Plus group and sent to Bobbie with our love...
You can see my full block here...here...



This one I have done on Joy's block in the 'Seams Only' RR with the  SCC Yahoo Group


Now for my third effort, I started to get a little more creative and filled in the center... This one was on a  DYOB with the Chain of Hearts Yahoo Group. We had a "Stitch Caller" every week who nominated the stitches we had to try on our own block, then at the end of the 6 weeks we had to swap our block with another participatent. It was good fun...


This one is on Patti's block from the same "Seams Only" RR  with the SCC Group. You can see her full block  here... I am really getting into it now.


But Hey, take a look at this one... my creative juices were really flowing, when it came to Alison's block.  Here is her finished block...


Now for my latest Paisley, I have stitched this onto my own block click here which came home to me, so embellished by the girls in the FFT#7, Gerry, Nikki, Dianne and Mary from the  CQI Yahoo group. Their work is just beautiful. I have added my stitching to the top right hand corner of the block...


As you can see from the picture of the block this wonderful little hand-painted button has been stitched onto my block by Gerry , she does the most wonderful encrusting embellishment.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my range of Paisleys so far... I do plan to do more RR Blocks so will post pictures as I do the this year.  Thanks for visiting...

12 comments:

Nicki Lee said...

Faye! I love your paisleys and hope one day that you'll incorporate one of them into one of my blocks.... we'll just have to try and sign up for the same RR's.

I'm so happy you like your block - it was so much fun to work on and so hard to pass that beauty on.

Rose Anne B said...

Ohhh Faye I LOVE the way your paisley's have grown!!! I also LOVE the button Gerry painted for you - awesome!!!

Cathy K said...

Your paisleys are to die for, Faye. I hereby proclaim you Paisley Queen (or should that be Paisley Princess?) At any rate, they're all beautiful and so perfectly stitched. Thank you for sharing them with us! Hugs, Cathy

joymccarty said...

Hi Faye I love your paisleys and hope to do some in the next round robin. Your work is just gorgeous and you have so many great ideas.

Jeanne said...

Faye , your paisleys are beautiful!

JodyC said...

Beautiful paisleys, I have only made one attempt at paisleys, hoping to do more. Again beautiful work, thank you for sharing and inspiring.

Sharon said...

Faye your paisleys are just beautiful. I can't pick a favorite I like them all.

aykayem said...

mmmmmmm - yummy paisleys!
I like your black blocks too - but then you probably know I like black for CQ from when you stitched on my black block in a RR a few years ago - lol
(hmmm - I really must dig that block out and make it into whatever I was going to make out of it ... sometime ... )
- Andrea

gocrazywithme said...

You are the Queen of Paisleys! Very pretty work!

Karen said...

Faye,
You do the most beautiful paisleys!!

Thelma said...

I love your paisleys Faye!

Wendy said...

Oh Faye - I am just so pleased to see you back working on your wonderful crazy quilting again - such inspiring work - keep it up .......