Friday, September 24, 2010

Carolyn's Under the Sea RR Block - Finished

I posted the clown fish and sea anemone detail a little while ago but now I have the whole block done I thought I would post it too.  The colour is a bit washed out so you might have to use your imagination a little - it is actually quite bright.  The focal point of this block was the clown fish.  Underneath on the tan fabric representing the ocean floor, I have added one of Nicki Lee's wonderful hand-dyed lace motifs, in this case a lovely yellow/green starfish.  To the left of it, is a beaded starfish.  Above these and along the seam line there are assorted beads and shells attached to represent pebbles etc in the sand.  On the far right are a couple strands of assorted fuzzy yarns for seaweed.  Between the seaweed and the starfish, you can see a portion of another one of Nicki Lee's lace motifs.  In this case it was a floral motif and I removed the flower portion on the top to use another day and attached the leaves as another ocean plant.  There are two shell fish hiding amongst the seaweed.  The odd bit of stitching in the top portion of the block was meant to simulate the wave motion of the water.  To see a much better example of this, check out the photo on Sharon B's Pintangle blog - this was my inspiration.
As always, I can see about a dozen things I would like to improve, redo, or replace but the nature of round robins is that you really do have to mail them on so I am forced to quit before I am ready and send it away.  I do wonder if I would ever be ready though if I were allowed to keep this block and work on it as long as I like! 

6 comments:

Rachel said...

I think it looks great as it is!

MosaicMagpie said...

Great thought and imagination went into designing this stitching. Thank you for sharing it with us. I especially like the beaded starfish.
Debbie

wendy said...

Oh I love your work on this block!! I love doing sea pictures, you've inspired me to start another one and like you I could keep adding and adding!! Have a great weekend. Wendy

Laurie said...

I love this Kerry, perfectly pretty!!

Gerry Krueger said...

Your little clown fish is perfect and I love the yarn "seaweed" Gerry K. http://olderrose.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hey Kerry--once again you win the imagination award! Fabulous and Fun! Lynn, SoCal