Sunday, December 26, 2010
When I started this RR, I had some doubts, but now that I'm into it it's getting to be more fun with every block. This time I decided that I wanted to try embroidering a fish on felt and appliqueing it onto the block. I found a picture of an angel fish in one of my books and using old pattern paper got it onto the felt. I used long and short stitches and satin stitches to do the fish. It took quite a while, but I think it was worth it.
Margreet's blocks were bright colors, so I was in my glory. She included a red button for each block to tie them all together.
I tatted a row of lavender flowers for one seam, beaded another seam and framed her button with boullion knots and more beads.
What happened to December? Here it's almost the new year and I haven't blogged since the end of Nov. I have been busy, nevertheless. I managed to get 3 DYB blocks finished.
First was Lisa's Autumn / Fall block. Lisa has all quiet, neutral colors in her house and she wants to make a bell pull from the blocks. It took a lot of discipline to stick to quiet colors, but somehow I managed. I picked out a few things and tried over again until I came up with this.