Sunday, January 4, 2009

Crazily Cream Block

Here are some pictures of work I did on a "Crazily Cream" block for Jo in NZ. Her beautiful cream block came with lots of lace already on, and she requested colors of cream through to light brown with gold accents and no white. Some incredible work had already been done by Rita and Cobi. My contributions were modest by comparison. It was hard to get in stitching mode again after the Holidays.

Originally I'd stitched a winged horse with Eterna silk thread where the ribbon flowers on the right are. But it was not satisfactory, so I frogged it (rip-it, rip-it). To cover the tiny holes in the silk left by my needle, I meandered a chain stitch all over the patch and then covered it with silk ribbon flowers and beads. I also added some gold trim and embellishment to the lace above it. And a button trail, which is also pictured below.

Many of the buttons in the button trail are vintage, but not all. My favorite part of working on this was bringing out the "butterflies" in the lace trim pictured above (with metallic threads and pearl sticks.

Here is the entire block, to date. Next it goes to Gerry, who is going to bead a calla lily motif. That should be spectacular!

2 comments :

Candy said...

Fabulous! Love the little bunny.
Candy

Cathy K said...

Isn't it cute? That bunny was actually done by the lovely and talented Rita Cruz! Thanks for stopping by!