Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FFT#7 - Faye's block heading home to Australia

Faye's block is stunning. The work done by Nicki Lee, Mary, Faye and Gerry is fabulous and I really had to pluck up courage to add my stitching. Round robins are educational and I found I learned a lot participating in this one. I began by marking out scallops on sage green moire and worked chain stitches in a pink and green variegated Carron wildfowers thread. I put a tiny pearl bead in each chain of the top and bottom rows, then added little daisies. Above that I used variegated silk ribbon for pink and multicoloured low flowers, blue/lilac ribbon for hollyhocks and pink and maroon for a clump of iris. This section was the last to be done. I gathered up wide silk ribbon and made a cluster of three flowers on the peach patch.
The tatting was given to me by a friend whose mother had made the doily many years ago. I inserted a piece into the corner, and several days after that I decided it would become a fan. Decorating the fan are pink seed beads, cream pearl seed beads and pink silk ribbon woven in and out and a section of ribbon that has been gathered into little pleats. The triangle below the fan seemed perfect for another few scallops, but this time I used a shiny variegated thread for bullion roses. Faye, it will be on it's way to you tomorrow morning.


Thelma said...

Such beautiful additions Diane! Love how you made a fan out of the tatting. The work you all done on that block is fabulous!

TattingChic said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful! I love CQ! I want to learn Silk Ribbon Embroidery and some other things so I can do CQ! I am a tatter and I want to be able to put my tatted motifs somewhere! LOL!

I LOVE love LoVe what you did with the tatted "fan"! The beads and embellishments are just lovely! You are very talented! :)

~TattingChic ♥

Susan/CqLily said...

Thanks for being so detailed in your description of your work. It helps all of us unexperienced ones! I love the scalloped beadwork. Haven't tried that yet! Your flowers are beautiful and your fan...well just eveything! Thanks!

Diane said...

Thank you so much! I felt that this block was my biggest challenge so far in CQing. Last year I worked through "100 details in 200 days" which was a wonderful experience in learning stitches and building seams.

Plays with Needles said...

Diane, I think your pearl garland is inspired! It looks really lovely and I've saved it to my inspiration file!