This little 6" block is one I just finished tonight for a friend. It needed to be pieced in neutrals and embellished in pastels with the emphasis on blue and aqua. The cabochon photographed very dark - it is not this dark in person. It is a cameo-like carving on mother-of-pearl or shell of some sort and I feel in love with it as soon as I saw it. So, I had to use it right away so it would not disappear into the great abyss I call my stash. I was in the mood for beads obviously so they are everywhere.
The butterfly motif was my first attempt at dyeing lace using icing colours and I'm pleased with it because it turned out pretty much as I was planning. You can see the basting line on this block and that the fringe of the cabachon extends past it but the last two rows are not attached to the fabric so they can be taped out of the way when sewing it to other blocks.