Sunday, July 29, 2012

My 1 on 1 CQ Block Swap with Judy

Ever work on something that you just had so much fun that you wished you hadn't finished it?

A few months ago I met and became quick friends with Judy, apronstringsandothertiesthatbind
Judy was just getting into Crazy Quilting and me being a CQ Pusher, was drawn to her.   For some other unknown reason I felt a special closeness to her, like maybe she was brought into my life for a reason.  Lately I have been a little down  about one thing or another ( mostly health problems) but also I felt like I had lost my creative mojo.  Judy enthusiasm for learning CQ put a little spark back where it belonged.    Please take a minute and read Judy's post she made today on her Blog - her beautiful story reflects the type of person she is and I am so happy that even though strangers, I feel we have become good friends.

Judy and I decided that it would be fun to do a one-on-one CQ block swap - one with no restrictions and no time frame.  NO time frame?  That is the best!  I let her block sit around for a few days and then slowly began working on it... a little bit each night.  Funny how you think one minute you are going to do one thing but the next day, you change your mind.  The fabrics in Judy's block are vibrant in color and were so much fun to embellish.  This one's for you Judy and will be on it's way home to you tomorrow.

My very first attempt at Bullions! 
For some reason I could never wrap my brain around this stich!
Thank you Mary Corbet for your wonderful Videos Tutorials!


  1. Oh Nicki Lee ~ What a beautiful block. Your bouillon stitches are wonderful. They were and still are a bit hard for me, but as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Judy is going to love her block.

    Hope your are feeling much better soon.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

  2. Wow, what a treasure this will be. Your detail is fabulous

  3. O Nicki Lee, your work is beautiful and to think I get to call it "mine, mine, mine"! :) Your bullion stitch flower is awesome. I can hardly wait to touch the block and look at it close up. Thank you for challenging me...and taking me under your wing. This block will be counted among my treasures. oxo Judy

  4. Your bouillon rose is gorgeous!

  5. A truly stunning block! Your bullion rose is fantastic as is that lovely little bird! I do hope all is well otherwise - it would appear you have your mojo back!

  6. DELIGHTFUL! Your happy block just sings! Love, love, love it!! Hugs, Cathy

  7. Lovely block and your bullions look great!

  8. Nicki Lee, this is a wonderful block and a wonderful story about a new freindship! Your bullion knots are suberb!

  9. Makes me smile just looking at it! I love the creative use of your hand-dyed lace for that bird's tail!!!! TDF!


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