Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Darlene's Asian RR

Here is Darlene's Nekid Asian RR block.  It is another of the Round Robins organized by CQI.  I am the first in the RR to work on this wonderful blue block inspired by a willow pattern plate.  I love blue so this was a delight for me to work on and I have a nice selection of blue threads and beads in my stash.  I began with a patch of Edmar Frost feather stitches and added a couple of lazy daisies to each stem.  Then I added two rows of herringbone with sequins and beads in the spaces.  After that, three fans in different shades of blue Edmar Frost, mostly lazy daisy and beadingNext came a white bullion chrysanthimum with clear bead leaves and navy stems.  And finally a row of buttonhole with a pearl in each space.  The final photo is a of all my work on Darlene's block.


Ann Flowers said...

Your work on Darlene's block is beautiful. My favorite is the white bullion chrysanthemum, but all the work is very nice. Such pretty blues. Very nice!!!

Ann Flowers

cq4fun said...

I love the look of that block just bare. What you added really enhances it.

Nicki Lee said...

Beuatiful work Diane! I can't wait to see it up close and personal and know I will enjoy working on it - after all, it is my favorite color - Blue. I'm sitting here working yours - very pretty block and fun to embellish.