I finished the work on this Flower Fairy block for Wendy in our CQInternational Round Robin. All Wendy's blocks were in shades of pink, and she wanted only that colorway with other colors in the fabrics and white (no ivory). I selected the Zinnia Flower Fairy because I'd never done a zinnia before. This is a 6" block.
It's a pretty straight forward piece; stitches include fly stitch lace, twisted herringbone, chain, herringbone, straight stitch, cretan, and feather. The Zinnia is just silk ribbon layered in two rows and two colors with variegated cotton french knots in the center.
One flower is an oya, another a piece of vintage rayon tape which I gathered into a double flower. Some are dyed lace and some are crocheted; flower centers are buttons (some vintage) and beads. I enhanced her tiara with beads and added lots of German glass glitter to her wings. Her petaled skirt matches the flower.
Our Challenge for September in CQI is to try a new-to-us flower or technique. I'll be able to post this picture in the Challenge album because it was my first zinnia.
Until next time,