Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hearts Round Robin CQ Work

I just finished up my work on Karen South's block for our CQI "Hearts" Round Robin. Her block is lovely - the colors are warm and rich.

It was neat to find that I had a vintage piece of lace, in just the right length, to add over part of the light blue strip. To keep the Hearts theme, I stitched a row of angled hearts with silk floss. They are separated by little gold sequins. The thread colors I used picked up colors from other areas of the block. The painted heart to the left was a little pendant, and I completed a couple short seams in gold thread. The lace heart in the bottom right is dyed with potassium permanganate and stitched with silk ribbon flowers and leaves. Beads are added to the center to add a bit of sparkle. The fabric it sits on is some that I sent to Karen a few months ago - a home dec fabric. Cool, eh??

The center section of the block is a heart that was done for Karen in another round robin. She wanted it to be the focal point, so she added it to this block. It is slightly padded. To the heart I added a gold braid around the perimeter to set it off. A ribbon flower and silk ribbon work at the top left break up the line and add a little interest to the bare portion of the upper heart. I also added a gold Swarovski crystal heart under the dragonfly.

This is the block after two of four people have worked on it. It was a real joy to work on, but I must pass it on to the next person, as my next project awaits.........

Until next time,
Cathy

10 comments :

Heather said...

Cathy, I just love the little row of angled hearts, and the heart pendant is precious... isn't it great when things work out so well!... Hugs...Heather

morvoren said...

Lovely work Cathy!
Its all so talented/artistic and flows beautifully.
The silk ribbon work is superb..so dusky and antique looking...yes I love loking at your work its awesome.
Hugs Pam UK

Thelma said...

Very lovely work Cathy! Karen should be really pleased with your additions.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Morning Cathy, The SRI is lovely and the braid around the heart really makes it sparkle. I also love the heart SG. A very pretty block. Hugs Judy

Simona said...

Beautiful additions, Cathy!

Pat said...

Do love your work and really enjoyed seeing the vintage clothing in your previous post also. Keep it up!! Pat

Laurette said...

Hi,Cathy,
Your work is great,and the embellishment is out of this world.Everything blend together so well.
Laurette.

Judy S. said...

Very pretty, Cathy. I found your blog through Pat's and enjoyed looking at your puzzle pieces. I have pieced mine, and now for the stitching.... Any hints?

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Your work is very beautiful and just fit to the original heart on the block. Karen must be happy!

Karrin Hurd said...

Lovely work that you did Cathy, and beautiful block. I love that padded heart!