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Monday, November 20, 2006

block updates

These are my blocks afterr lessons four and five. To the fairy block I have added buttons and beads that are exploding magically from her out stretched arms. Some beads and sequins scatered through the feather stitching in the corner and a brass button with a cupid on it are the other hard embelishments. To the lace in this block I added chinelle laced heringbone and a few bugle beads.



To the lilac lace in this block I added stamens in apricot and japanese ribon stitch petals in SRE. I had a lovely orange button that I used som beads to anchor it extending the loopy metalic laced running stitch. To the hand dyed lace I tacked it with three sequined flowers and some beads allong the button hole stitch opposite. I use bead soup to feather stitch down the watermellon patch. After all that I realized that the small purple patch in the corner needed to be made grand so I added some ribbon. I have yet top embelish that I know I may have trouble because the floss will catch on the hard embelishments But live and learn...

8 comments:

Susan said...

I like both blocks, and I think you'll be fine embellishing that bit of ribbon on the purple corner. I think you can turn the block so that the thread is more in your lap and less going across the embellishments in the block, if that makes sense.

You have some interesting seams, and they look good. I like your SRE roses.

Melissa said...

Your Melanie Rose inspired me to try it myself I had been wanting to for awhile but when I saw yours I really, really wanted to try it soon. I just tried it the other day and I linked to this post. I hope you don't mind but it's such a lovely example of it used in CQ!

Jo in NZ said...

you haven't blogged for a long time. Did you ever finish this block. I would love to see how it turned out.

Virgi said...

It is really impressive! I love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

You know it is amazing ~ the roses on this block look real! Soooo pretty! Terri http://lavenderbetweenthecracks.blogspot.com/

Virgi said...

I love your SRE!

Virgi said...

Nice nice nice seams! I just love them!

crazyqsis said...

I am trying to put together a whole wall hanging in this colour theme and have been waiting to finish off this block until I get the other 23 blocks pieced.. Im starting to run out of some colours and getting frustrated by distractions of life...