Monday, 3 April 2006

Check List

I am sitting staring at my class block as it is finishing itself, and have finally decided I do need to have a checklist somewhere, of ideas and techniques that I go through at each stage. Because I just thought "It would have been nice to have a Suffolk Puff in there - but there ain't no room".

So now, at each planning stage, I want to look at a list of simple headings to make sure I don't forget any embellishing ideas.

So here is my first draft. If anyone would like to add any, I will republish a more complete list in about a week's time (I am about to disappear for a few days anyway).

Piecing stage, add

Prairie Points
Hankie corners
Bias binding
Wide lace


Consider large appliques over the top, once pieced

Seam stage, don't forget

Add tatting as seams or motifs
Ribbon seams
Ribbon Floss seams
Braids/ narrow lace
Rick Rack

Add work with Waste Canvas at this stage
Add Puffs at this stage, embellish later

Silk Ribbon embroidery

French Knot Roses
Woven Roses
Spider-web flowers

Button Trails

Large lace motifs (eg Hearts to build on) then
"hard" leaves/Hearts
Large Beads
Covered buttons
Broken jewelry
Small lace motifs (eg one flower type)
Single tatted flowers
Watch crystals - haven't done that for a while


Gathered ribbon flowers
Beaded flowers

Again - this is not to replace overall planning - just to make a list for myself as a memory prompt. And it is just a list - not intended to be any more detailed than this - instructions can generally be found elsewhere.

What else goes in there??? At what stage.

Back in a couple of days.


Blogger Ribbonwiz said...

Linda, I like to piece in a silk print occasionally as well as add on later..

9:30 am  
Blogger sharonb said...

Great check list!

the trick would be to rank them into 'favourites'- 'quickies' 'slow but effective' 'maybe try' and 'MUST try'

10:26 am  
Blogger Marty52 said...

Oooo, I like this list Linda... In the Seam Stage I would add "think about where beads would enhance this seam" and in the Finally list I would add "add beads to enhance seam treatments."

Hmmmm... I think Sharon must be right... I like beading!!! :0)

3:59 pm  
Blogger abeautifulcraft said...

Hi Linda, This list is great! Can I ask is there a secret to adding heavier items to blocks? I'd love to add a brooch to one of my blocks, but the weight just pulls the fabric. Any ideas would be so appreciated.

8:29 am  

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