Monday, August 14, 2017

Lonna's Block

My "round" of stitching is complete on Lonna's block for the Floral & Roses (traditional) round robin at Crazy Quilter's International Facebook Group. It was a joy to work on this block! There were still a lot of seams open, so I concentrated there.

My first seam was a grouping of large woven roses to balance the couple of large embroider motifs and the fabric rose design in the center of the block. These are about the size of a nickel.


I must be in a "Fargo Rose Phase" as I seem to be putting them everywhere...and this seam has some tiny purples ones. Also added a lime-green butterfly beneath.


This buttonhole wavy seam has some seed beads added; tried to keep the beads to a minimum as Lonna had indicated she "didn't like a lot of bling". (Breaks my heart Lonna... :) but did try to comply) These roses are of the Bullion Stitch variety done in silk thread with silk ribbon leaves.


These little "fantasy flowers" have two layers of ribbon prongs. Straight Stitches of Lime Yellow Green and Wine, with a curly thread lime green knot, and deep purple petals in silk ribbon. The opposite side of the seam has peach Perle cotton prongs and wee little glass beads.

Last, a little wavy Stem Stitch seam with teensy yellow Fargo roses with velvet cording for the leaves. Another silk ribbon butterfly is stitched nearby to fill the space.

Hugs,











2 comments:

MCW Quilts said...

How beautiful! I especially love the fantasy flowers and the wavy line of Fargo roses. So many different ways to do roses!

Renee said...

What a gorgeous block! Lonna is a lucky lady. Beautiful additions, Kathy!