Friday, August 24, 2012

FFT#22 - Cathy's Block Finished

Cathy's block is in the mail...headed to Lee for her work next. Here is the block as it left the house...don't all those men's suit fabrics just look wonderful. And, isn't Diane's fan just great (upper right). Mine is in the lower left...and here are some close-ups. Loved working on this block!
Starting at the bottom seam...some straight stitches and detached chain (lazy daisy) to create ovals. These are two sizes...with the direction set horizontal then vertical. I searched and found some silver colored little findings to add to them for some bling. Added another charm of the same style to the upper left corner of the block to provide some harmony.

Next was to finish up my vine of leaves. Added one more leaf...then some bullion flowers and seed beads. Sorry the photo is a bit blurry...must have been "wiggling" when I took this one.

Next to finish off the zigzag seam with some crystals and seed beads. Hoping that this seam helps to unit the two fans as Diane used a lot of gorgeous crystal in her work. The vine stems should also help to harmonize them as Diane also included a vine in the first fan.

Last, to add some seed beads to the white lace and ribbon flower seam. The final piece was some hand dyed lace to the center of the fan. Another tidbit of the same lace was added as a motif to the bottom right hand corner of the block to provide more harmony.

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