Monday, March 29, 2010

Colour Theory Class Lesson 3

The 3rd lesson to the colour theory lesson, was to sort colour combinations into 4 groups;
1) Warm Colours and Cool Colours
2) Light, medium and dark colours
3) Graduation colours
4) Intensity - light and dark

I stitched these 3 Marigold like flowers in 3 ways. Warm colours, Cool colours, Warm and Cool colours combined.

The colour wheel has been divided into 2 sections, the wavy line shows the cool and warm colours, the other section showing the complementary colour and its complement colour.

Note: I spelt comlementary with an "I" on the colour wheel. I do know the difference - LOL.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Season to Season Winter/Mary's Block

Here is Mary's Lears winter block completed.
When I received her block she only had done the middle section, the little house.

OK, I'll start with:
The right bottom corner - outline stitch, with lasy daisy stitches to form the snowflake pattern, followed with sequin and bead seam treatment.
The next I did a tacked herringbone stitch, added the purple and green heart buttons then I did french knots to kinda make some flowers, then in the middle of the herringbone, straight stitches to form star stitches.
The lettering of Winter is beaded with silver beads, then the seam treatment are long fly stitches with short straight stitches, then lasy daisy stitches added with french knots.
The silver snowflake was done with bugle beads, seam treatment lasy daisy flowers centered with a bead.
The next seam treatment is chain stitched added with silk ribbon leaves.
Lastly the fern like tree is a outlined stalk, with fly stitches for leaves then with red beads added.
Oops forgot about the buttons.
Hope she likes it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Red Block

This is my naked block that I put together for Veleta as we are doing a private RR swap. At the time, I had missed out on putting my name down for CQForNewbies Red Block RR. So Veleta kindly asked if I wanted to do one with her, and I eagerly accepted.
After we both worked out when to post them out, someone had pulled out of the RR, so I quickly asked if I could still join and Rebecca said I could.
I was so excited when Veleta asked to do a RR swap with her and I was thoroughly excited when I was accepted in the group.

OK, this is what I have done on my block before sending it off to Veleta. Top right corner I have done a spider web with a beaded spider and the seam treatment around it is swirly chain stitch with lazy daisy stitches.

The one next to the spider web, I did a coral stitch pattern adding beads.

The centre seam treatment are half chain stitched cirlces adding on both of them straight stitches then adding the beads, and inside the top half cirles are straight stitches along with french knots, the thread is metallic.

The centre heart is a tatted motif, which I stitched into place, then added the beads.

The seam treatments around the heart are all buttonhole stitches variation.

The seam treatment bottom right is a feather stitch embellished with beads.

Lastly, the top left hand corner is a organza rose which I sewed into place and I did some fly stitches behind the rose. I didn't get the whole block as I had scanned it and the block was just a little bigger than the scanner.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Colour Theory Class Lesson 2

Lesson 2 was for the class to create their own colour wheel. I had fun doing this and slowly starting to understand the different groups.
I made mine with coloured paper and floss.
Primary Colours - 3 Basic Colours - Red, Yellow and Blue
Secondary Colours - Colours formed when mixing 2 primary colours together: Orange, Green and Violet.
Red + Yellow = Orange
Yellow + Blue = Green
Blue + Red = Violet
Tertiary Colors - These are the 6 colours by mixing Primary & Secondary together. Primary colour is always name first.
Yellow - Green
Yellow - Orange
Red - Orange
Red - Violet
Blue - Green
Blue - Violet
This is what forms the colour wheel.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Colour Theory Class Lesson 1

I have taken a Colour Theory Class in a group called stitchMap.

I needed to take this class as I get a bit confused on colours. Its a class on how to use the colours that are available in thread and fabric. I had to list my favourite colour and the colours I would use the most.
The exercise was to collect colours, may that be fabric, floss, beads, buttons, clip colours from magazines, paint samples, etc, a full colour of the rainbow.

Here's my colour choices.

Isn't it weird when putting the blue fabrics altogether, how the dark blue almost looks black.


Look at the 3rd Green Floss (at the top), that one looks kind of blue.

The light yellow when put together with the darker one, has changed to a creamy looking colour.



This is my favourite colours of all, Orange. To me they look so soft, more of a pastel colouring

Monday, February 15, 2010

Red Colour RR, Apple Red

Here is my block before I sent it off to Rebecca.

CQ4Newbies has started another RR, this time it is Red Colour.
The group that I am in is Apple Red.
This is my second time in a RR, and I am feeling somewhat confident.
I added a paisley with chain stitches and then filled it with beads, the swirls are coral stitches and the feather stitches is done with beads.
I am excited in receiving my first block to work on ... can't wait!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Red Colour Study/My Naked Blocks

These 2 blocks is for a Red Colour Study, which is a round robin that is happening in the group for CQ4Newbies.
It was quite a mission trying to work out the blocks. It is rather a challenge.
Anyhow now the blocks are done the next challenge for me is how am I going to embellish these blocks .....
Gosh I'm going to have fun trying to work this one out ... Going to love it!!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Season to Season/Fall - Beryl's Block Before.

I am participating in a swap called Season to Season in a group called CQ4Newbies.
This is the fall block and this lovely block belongs to Beryl.
Beryl, I love the colour choices you have chosen. Hopefully, I can do a good job on your block, as you have done exceptional stitching on it.

Season To Season/Fall - Beryl's Block After

Here is Beryl's block completed - I do hope she likes what I done.
I stemed stitch the word fall onto it, then I did the Closed fly stitch for the leaves. The flowers above the word Fall are Detatched chain stitch finished off with beads.
The seam treatment below is a curved stem stitch, added is the flower beads with a bead in the centre, again with the green Detatched chain stitch.

Here I made a topiary of roses which is a mixture of the Spiderweb rose, Sweetheart rose, and the Twirled rose.
The basket was weaved onto the block.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blue Study RR 2009

This is my Blue Block that I received after the RR.
I didn't actually get my block back, but this one is just as gorgeous, thanks to Rebecca!!! Didn't she do an excellent job, love everything that she done on it, thankyou sooooo much Rebecca, I love it.

Season to Season/Winter

Here is my Winter Season to Season block, half finished block. I've had it finished for some time now and only found the photo. Hope you all like.
I don't know why the colour scheme ended up how it is, pink and blues, it just happened, and actually, it turned out ok.
Now just waiting on whos block I am going to work on, I'm so excited!!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy New Year

I lijke to say a belated Happy New Year to everyone.
I haven't blogged for quite some time due to family circumstances that arose during the end of last year. I haven't been able to do any stitching either since then, but things are going to change.
My husband was diaognosed with lung cancer around November '09 and that really threw the both of us. It did take some time to come to terms with it and to actually accept it.
This year, things are looking promising. The surgeons have suggested that they will operate but they are frightened that the tumor is to close to the heart so DH has to go for a test where they will put a telescope through his ribs to see where the tumor is. They are also frightened that the tumor maybe spreading up his chest so they are going to put another telescope down his throat to look at his chest.
Now, hopefully things work out OK, the surgeon did say, that if it is close to his heart they will be able to do radiation and shrink the tumor then will be able to operate.
If its spread to his chest then they will do chemo.
I know that the Lord is with us at this time and we are both thinking positive.
It only threw me a bit when I found out as I had to care for my mother when she had lung cancer and it wasn't pretty.
The good thing with DH, he is young enough to go through chemo, radiation and operation where my mother was old and frail

Now with the new year upon us all, I have since pulled out my CQ and started stitching.
I forgot how calming it can be and very healing.
So hopefully I will put some of my work on my page.

Again, everyone a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2010