It is the first completed in a round robin of six-inch blocks over at HGTV Message Board, Quilting and Needlework group. The set of blocks were all pieced by me...and this one was also embellished by me.
Then, it and five similar blocks were mailed off to some lovely ladies...and fabulous stitchers...to choose one each and complete.
All of my gorgeous blocks are now back home...and I'm just dancing with joy because they are so wonderful!
(BTW, my muse wants to know "how do you remove drool from fabrics when you can't wash them?")
Ready for a fabulous show?! Here we go!
The first person in the robin was Lois (Bluesnail)...
and here is what she made for me!
Love it! The button cluster in the top left is just such a wonderful balance for the ones on my block, she even gifted me with a large pink porcelain rose. The top right corner has some cute little acrylic flowers. I have some of these and have a hard time using them, but her inclusion of little flowers in the center is genius...so, I'm sure to pull these out now and use them! My favorite part of the block is the bottom left corner...her silk ribbon work is just so delicate and frames the block so nicely. Thank you Lois!
The second person in the robin was Lori (Gonesewin)...
How pretty! This block reminds me of spring with the sunshine and windmill style row of flowers! Everything about this block is so well balanced. It just sings out in harmony! And, did you see the little flight trail of the tiny butterfly...done in seed beads. How clever, and you know I love me some bling! Thank you Lori!
The third person in the robin was Lynn (Katiemedarlin)...
Gorgeous! The seam work on this block is just perfection! Simply stated...it is elegant, classy, and very well executed. The little tiny medallions that fill some space as motifs are just so cute...and yes, I'll be stealing borrowing the idea! The silkie in the center is perfectly framed by pretty blooms and more beads. I'm not sure how many seed beads are on this block, but there are a lot! Very well done! Thank you Lynn!
The fourth and last person in the robin was Pat (Timecard24)...
Cute as can be! The silkie in this block has a big bow in her photo and I thought that she was a little bit "saucy". You know, kind of independent and stylish. And Pat must have thought so too...cause that's the way this block looks too! Loads of bead work (which I always enjoy!) to include a cluster that has bits of ribbon and artificial flowers, buttons, and lovely beads. The little clay rosebuds are standing so prettily in a row...but my favorite part is the tinsy little basket of silk flowers! Just wonderful...and can you believe this was Pat's first round robin! She has talent and I can't wait to see what she does next! Great job! Thank you Pat!
Thanks also to Nickilee for hosting the robin (so what are we doing next?). Hugs.
There is one block left...for me to finish.
And a big Thank You to Pat Winter...who gifted me the silk images that I used in the center of the blocks...aren't they wonderful!
Lastly, here is the set all together. This will make a beautiful wall-hanging or a journal style book of blocks!