As Annette reminded us it is a year since we were infected with the CQ bug at Pat's Artful Gathering class. I would like to share some bits I have made since then with you, first of all a bag that started life as my friend Sabrina's olive green velour skirt.
I cut the hem off the skirt, turned it into a shoulder strap and added a pink zip (Sabrina likes pink!) It was missing a bit of WoW so I made a front pocket from a crazy quilted block. If you look closely you might notice that the seam embroidery is done on a machine. Please don't faint! I have a very good excuse!
My local embroidery machine dealer asked me to make some samples for her to use at the Knit and Stitch show in Dublin so I am showing what stitches the machine can do NOT what I can do. All the lacy embellies were made on my embroidery machines - that's what I like about Cqing - you can incorporate all your own bits and pieces into your creation. I also made this heart for the show - you wouldn't believe the amount of stuffing that went into it..
Then I got hold of Pam Kellogg's strawberry pattern and made this
Here is the link to Pam's lucious pattern if you would like to make one yourself
As usual the crochet is my own work. Hope everybody is having a lovely summer stitching away. Yes, Sabrina did get her CQ bag back (after 1000's saw it) and she is thrilled with it.