This first block was stitched for me by Arlene in Australia. Arlene makes the loveliest large ribbon pansies and I am lucky enough to have this purple one on my block from her. Other highlights include the hand-dyed leaves in the bottom left corner and the sparkling dragonfly.
This block was done for me by Cathy in Iowa. I am always making these three dimensional butterflies for others, so Cathy thought I might like one for myself. She was right! I always love crocheted motifs like these pansies as well, since I am not a crocheter myself.
Alice made this block for me and added a silkie from one of Carolyn's watercolours. Alice has outlined it in tatting which she tea dyed for a vintage look. I like the way Alice picked up on the fabrics and accented them - the beaded bodies for the dragonflies, the beads on the butterfly fabric and the additions to the batik fabrics - very cool!
This is the block Carolyn did - awesome! The velvet pansy applique is so lovely. I'm adding a photo of this one to my files for future inspiration - I just love the way Carolyn has made it. The seams are beautiful and there is a darling yellow butterfly in the corner.
Here is the last block - this one was shared between all the stitchers so everyone did some of it. So many things to admire on this block, a bit of the best of all the other blocks. It is a great collaboration. So, now it will be up to me to decide what to do with these blocks. I am thinking maybe a small wall hanging?