Right now I am working on Arlene's blocks in the CQI Pansies DYB (Do Your Block) round robin. This is my work on the shared block: the large ribbon pansy and the seam to it's right. This is my first ribbon pansy I think and they are fun to make. Maybe I'll add a tutorial later on how I made it. The seam is a row of herringbone done in variegated perle cotton and then a row of cretan stitch overtop in Gloriana Princess Petite Perle. I used the Gloriana thread to add trios of detached chain stitch to the top and bottom of each herringbone and added a clear glass seed bead to the point of each cretan stitch.
Five of us will be stitching on this little 6" shared block so there isn't room for me to do any more on it. This is the block so far. As you can see, there is some gorgeous work on here. I love the little crochet basket of overcast stitch pansies and the tatted butterfly is just great - love the colours!