This is where I am so far - thought it might be interesting to explain how my ideas progress. The guidelines for the block were that it was to be 8", in jewel tones. I took that pretty literally and went for sapphire, ruby, amber, amethyst. emerald and gold. The two prints are precious little kimono fabric scraps, well at least precious to me! lol I chose these two because the geometric design is mirrored in both. On the central piece, I was trying to make a tiny piece of fabric go too far and as a result the edges started fraying. I had to add a trim around it, going with gold and silver and I'll have to tie that in further along.
On the center piece of kimono fabric I stitched over the lines of the geometric design with Gloriana Princess Petite Perle silk thread in a matching mauve colour. More embellishing of this patch is in the plans.
In the bottom corner on the kimono fabric I wanted to bleed the pattern out onto the adjacent blocks and have started that but need to do some frogging where I messed up. This is where my limited stash at the trailer did me in. It would have been so simple to use tracing paper or Press n Seal to copy the pattern and use it as a stitch guide. Alas, no such things in the summer stash. So, I eyeballed it and it hasn't worked yet as well as I want.
- a pagoda because I would like to use this in one of the seam treatments,