Thursday, January 10, 2008

Take It Further Challenge

Well, now that I get the color scheme beside my block I seem to notice I picked the wrong colors, the light blue showing in my block was suppose to be the second color from the left of the color scheme. I guess the night I picked my fabrics I must have been to tired to tell the difference. The camera turned the blue violet color(the first in the color scheme) to look like a blue. Believe me you can see the violet color in it in person. And the last color on the color scheme, I didn't have that color so I used a white. So this is my finished block for the first challenge Sharon gave us. Now to find the threads and goodies to embelish it, maybe I will have better selection of getting the colors right with the embellishing.
I also wanted to share with you of why the silky was appliqued onto the green. I bought Carolyn Cibic of Evening Star Designs book of learning to cq with silkies. This silky was given to me from a friend and I wanted to use it on this challenge block, so I just appliqued it to the green fabric and then used Carolyns template to cut it to the size I needed.


Also I had read on either Pat Winters blog or Allie Aller's blog that to prevent your silky from sagging to cut out a piece of batting and put under the silky. So that's what I did, as you can see below, I cut the batting smaller than the silky then appliqued it down.

12 comments:

Gerry said...

This is a stunning block. The white looks wonderful on it. You're off to a great start!

Candi said...

Thelma, your block is absolutely beautiful!! You've done an amazing job on it.
HUGZ:)
Candi

Thelma said...

Thank you so much Gerry! This has been a fun challenge.

Thelma said...

Thank you so much Candi! Did u join in on the TIF?

Charlene said...

So very pretty, Norma. I'm watching the progress on this venture. Hope you're enjoying it!

Karen said...

Very pretty Thelma I like it and can't wait to see more.

Karen

jacqui said...

Apart from the white I would say the tonal values of yur colours are very similar to the ones Sharon has chosen. Also your monitor may have lead to believe the colours were different.

Beautiful work never goes wrong though.

Allison Ann Aller said...

What a beautiful lady you have chosen for your centerpiece.
I am looking forward to your embellishments!

Tanguera said...

Your block looks wonderful. The center image matches the colours so wonderfully!

La Manosa said...

I think that your block looks great! I really like the way you have it pieced together. I hope that my next block for the challenge has nicer shapes like yours. I look forward to seeing how you choose to embellish it.

crazyQstitcher said...

Getting colours right from someone's site doesn't always work well, as each printer gives out a different shade it seems. I had trouble too. Your choices look very good and the completed bare block is very classy. I look forward to seeing it with embellishments.

Thelma said...

Thank you everyone for your nice comments on my block.