Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Bit More Work on Barb's Block

I couldn't bring myself to mail this block off Friday - I tried but I just had to try to add a bit more and improve my performance on this.  I had some good advice from Arlene and tried to implement it. I used metallic thread to outline the edge and veins on the lace fan so it no longer disappears into the background.  I added a top row of bugle beads to the beaded buttonhole stitch seam to make boxes and added some mauve stitching within the boxes and a larger glass bead in the center of each.
Last, but certainly not least, I added the beautiful beaded heart I bought from Marie in the Hearts for Betty program.  I think it is the nicest thing on this block!  I'll remind you again that this program is the sale of beautiful beaded hearts made by Marie Alton and will help Betty Pillsbury rebuild her gardens, which were devastated by Hurricanes Irene & Lee.  You can check it out and get more information at the link above.
NOW this block is in the mail!

6 comments:

Arlene White said...

Kerry this is wonderful, I did say before, I think what you have added has made a difference.

Arlene
http://arlenes-crafts.blogspot.com.au/

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thank you Arlene! I really appreciated your advice and found it really helpful. I wasn't happy with the block before but now that the fan stands out a bit and the buttonhole stitch looks "finished", I am happier letting it go off in the mail.

Barb said...

Wonderful block!

Bear said...

So U should be its a lovely block and your pieces are Beautiful and I am sure Barbs going to be wrapt when her block goes home to her
love n hugs bear xoxxoxoxox

Pam Kellogg said...

Kerry, all the metallic gold and beadwork is just lovely! Pam

Marie Alton said...

Awesome block my dear! Awwwe ... you're so sweet ... glad your wee heart thrilled you so much ... it does look grand on your creation!

Hugs ... Marie