Sunday, January 20, 2008

Pink Block More Embellishment

Today I've been adding more and more embellishments! The fan is completed with 7mm silk ribbon sweetheart roses, pink Swarovski crystals, pink glass pearl beads, and the vintage jewelery finding as the handle. I added a glass AB heart to the sequin flower fabric, a white silk ribbon flower braid that I plan on further embellishing, and worked on a SRE motif, it still needs beads in the vines. I also did a little butterfly made by doing 2 lazy daisy stitches and 2 ribbon stitches all in 4mm silk ribbon. Then I used a clear bugle bead for the body, and whitish AB sulky metallic thread for the pistol stitch antennae and the whipped running stitch flight path.


Kathy said...

Just love what you have done to your block so far. Will keep watching for more updates.
Thanks for sharing and the tutorial is great.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Melissa, this block is gorgeous! I might have to take up crazy quilting... I have all the supplies!

Melissa said...

Diane I would love to see you dabbling in CQ too! It really is fun! So much tatting can be used in it too I love edgings for seams and motifs for...motifs! LOL

Anonymous said...

Melissa, this is gorgeous!!! (as usual) I enjoy checking your blog, which I now do everyday. How did you secure your tatted piece down?? Debbie (

Melissa said...

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy my blog! I sewed the tatting down at regular intervals, I don't really pierce the tatting but go over it with matching thread, for this one I used white nymo beading thread. I probably stitched down at about 1/4 or 1/8th of an inch at picots going through the picot and down on the other side of the stitches, and at spots where rings and chains meet. Hope this makes sense!