Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Black Jewels Block Finished

This 6" block is for Jo from our Crazy Quilting International (Yahoo) group. In our round robin, we each decorate an entire block pieced by Jo in NZ (every participant pieces six blocks and sends them around for embellishment). When she gets all six back, she'll have enough to make a wall hanging or whatever. I completed this block last night, and it is now winging its way to Debbie in Oregon.

The theme of this RR is Jewels on Black, and I have no trouble working with rich, bright jewel-toned colors. That's a Swarovski crystal near the center, and a vintage millinery leaf (blue) in the bottom left. I even added bullion stitches inside the wings of the silk ribbon butterflies. I'm proud that I tried several new things this time... I hope Jo enjoys it!


  1. That block is so lovely. The black background shows the colours beautifully.

  2. Wow...this is gorgeous. And the colors looked like they really photographed well. These DYB's are great fun, aren't they?

  3. Cathy: Can I ask what you used for the body of the blue fan on lower left? I just LOVE this block!


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