Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Another Flower Fairy Block

I finished my work on Marci's Flower Fairy Block in this round robin we're doing. Most of Marci's blocks were in blues, which is a challenge for me. But I selected the Cornflower Fairy because I wanted to do at least one "male" Flower Fairy block. Not that it's masculine, really, but what the heck - it's different!

This block was so much fun to work on. His wings are Angelina fibers with stitched & inked "veins". The cornflowers are eyelash fibers, and the bird nest is made of a nubby fiber. It looks to me as though the Cornflower Fairy is rather delighted to see the nest, don't you think?? I sewed in beads to represent eggs (robin eggs, I guess), but then I felted a bluebird. Hmmmm, go figure THAT one out, LOL. (don't you think that bluebirds should have blue eggs??) The bluebird has a fancy fiber in his mouth that leads your eye down to where the snail is traversing the rock path. In the lower right corner is a little patch of blue fantasy flowers.

I really had fun with this block and hate to part with it, even though it's blue, LOL. Next, I'll be doing one of Wendy's blocks, but I haven't selected it yet.....
Cathy

13 comments :

Ann Flowers said...

Cathy that is gorgeous. I love the flowers and the Robin's nest. For blue being a challenge it sure did come together fantastically!!!!!



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Maureen said...

What a pretty square that is. You did a wonderful job with your additions.

Gerry said...

Oh so lovely. I'm not a blue fan but this block is gorgeous!

PS - Sorry to hear that you're felling under the weather BUT the baby is a doll. Glad mom and dad are doing well too.

Candace said...

Cathy - what a work of art! I love the Bluebird - and yes, they should have blue eggs! I like blue the way you do it!
Cheers!

Aida Costa said...

That's gorgeous! What a lovely block :)

Thelma said...

Beautiful work Cathy! Love , love, love your additions.

Heather said...

Cathy, this is adorable... isn't it funny how we can have a hard time working with colours we don't "care for"... I must say, you did a terrific job though! Hugs.

Shari said...

Cathy this is a sweet block with so much going on and yet it is sooooo tied together! Great job! I love the cornflowers - I had them in my own wedding bouquet. Great use of the eyelash fibers. Thanks for sharing how you conceived and accomplished this block. Couldn't tell it was a challenge to you at all.

Laurette said...

Hi, Cathy,
Once again beautiful work,surely one can not expect anything more than this gorgeous embellishment from someone who the color blue is not their cup of tea.
Laurette.

Diane said...

I love the block, love the thought you put into it, and especially how everything ties together. The felted bird is wonderful and the nest is just perfect. Way to go, Cathy!!! Thanks so much for sharing so many details too. It's a big help. Hugs, Diane

Cat said...

Beautiful block!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Cathy, You did a very creative and lovely job of adding your stitching to this block. I love the angelina fiber wings and the wool felted blue bird. Beautiful. Hugs Judy

Plays with Needles said...

Cathy, I hope you've visited London by now!! I love seeing all of those family photos...it's such a wonderful time in a family's life to welcome a new member.

Your cornflower fairy block has anything but the blues! I think the needlefelted bird is my favorite part and yes, bluebirds DO have blue eggs!