Thursday, February 4, 2010
Arlene's Summer DYB Round Robin Block
The other blocks in the set were all done in bright colours - out of my comfort zone - but I did my best. Cobi had provided me with the peacock lace motif so I used Adirondack Alcohol Inks to dye it and then added the sequins and beads. After attaching the motif, I used Whipped Chain Stitch to add some branches (my BAS sample for this week), then added foliage using Raised Leaf Stitch in the same wool as I used for wrapping the chain stitch. Lastly, I built some bullion stitch flowers with variated perle cotton and sewed a bead into the center of each. I hope Arlene will like it!