I have finished the work on my May CQJP 2012 project. I am pretty happy with it. I think that filling it up more and making bigger stitches has made a difference.
I tried to do a version of a crinoline lady. I tried to fill in the background with some flower stalks made of buttonhole wheels. There are flower bushes made of French Knots and French knots were also used to embellish the Fly stitch seam treatment on the left. You can also see a closeup of one of the butterflies that I have mentioned in previous posts. The butterfly pattern can be found here. You can find other butterfly patterns on my Crochet page. Here is a close up of that section:
|May CQJP 2012 Block|
|Close up of CQJP2012 May Block|
I get so much inspiration from the web. In the picture below you can see the bottom lace piece was embellished with a Cable Chain stitch. This was the stitch for week 25 of the TAST on Pin Tangle The pink flowers running vertical along the right side of the crinoline lady were inspired by an article about Granitos on NeedlenThread. You may like to know, that Mary Corbett has created an alphabetical listing of her stitch videos which she talks about in this post.
|2nd View of CQJP 2012 May block|
I have really enjoyed this block. Now I am going to get my June block started.