Thursday, January 27, 2011

English Garden Finished for Maureen

The last steps in completing Maureen's English Garden block is the beading...here is the finished block.
The silkie had some little pearl beads added to the embroidery "frame"...
Tiny little iridescent flowers were added to the top row of stitched flowers, and butterfly beads were placed here and there to fill in empty spaces...
The bottom two rows were stitched with small filling stitches like the knotted blanket stitch...and tiny beads added for more texture.
You might find it interesting to know that the finished size of this block is six-inches square, so the scale is smaller than a standard twelve-inch block would be. It's ready to mail out...but I'll hang on to it until the due date.
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