Monday, October 11, 2010

Lisa's Bountiful Beginnings RR Block

There are some real advantages to being a Round Robin Angel (someone who fills in by stitching when someone drops out of a round robin for whatever reason).  I really felt that working on a beautiful block like this one of Lisa`s was one of the good reasons for doing so.  I just loved the colour palette that Lisa used, she sent lots of coordinating goodies along to use and was pretty open to any type of stitching.  So, needless to say, I had a great time stitching on her block!

I added one of Lisa`s charms to the upper left corner and did my new favourite seam next to it - herringbone stitch overlaid with cretan stitch, straight stitches, detached chain stitches and beads.  Under that seam, I applied one of the gorgeous pieces of lace that Lisa included in the package.  I sewed her silkie down and surrounded it with some gold coloured tatting and a pink beaded dragonfly.I put some gold braid down and threaded it with purple silk ribbon.  The most fun seam was the chain and detached chain stitch seam where I made sequin flowers in the valleys of the chain stitch zigzags.  Lastly, I made a seam with three detached chain stitches above and below groupings of three french knots.  lol - Can you tell I have recently rediscovered detached chain stitch?

Here is what Lisa`s block looked like after I had done my stitching on it.

1 comment:

Cathy K said...

Wow, you have really outdone yourself on this beautiful block -and set the tone for what will surely be an elegant, AMAZING block. Lisa is so lucky! Hugs, Cat