Sunday, March 16, 2008

LeDuc House block

Cindy Thury Smith asked if anyone from an email list I belong to would be interested in embellishing some blocks that she pieced, to make a reproduction Crazy Quilt. She wants to put the quilt together and have it hung in the Dakota County, LeDuc house in Hastings, Minnesota. You can read more about it at http://www.dakotahistory.org/LeDuc/home.asp. Check in the LeDuc Events for more information about when it will be hung. Cindy has told me that she will be posting pitures of all the blocks sometime down the road.



Here is the block that I embellished. Cindy did a great job piecing it and with the color selection. She limited us to using solid threads, no variegated and no beads or silk ribbon embroidery. I used Finca 16 and size 12 DMC and size 12 Anchor pearl cottons. I really enjoyed doing this and it has inspired me.




Here are some closer views of the stitches I used. I really enjoy doing layered stitches. I like the way she pieced the fan and I may use that in something someday. She requested that we do the corner stitches to simulate the corner of the fan.


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Charlene said...

Beautiful is hardly adequate for these blocks and stitches. I LOVE that they are so 'limited' with no other embellishments. Thanks for sharing!

Allison Ann Aller said...

I've been looking at so many vintage CQs--thanks to you, Kerri!--that I can say your block looks totally authentic. Beautiful stitching...