Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Cream on Cream RR: Cobi's Block Adding Drama

Well I'm ready to send Cobi's Cream Block on now. I added a bit of drama to the block by using the Antique Gold Ric-Rac that Cobi had included with her block and wished it would be incorporated somehow. What I did was couch it in the shape of a bow with some small glass pearls. I think it helps the flow of the block a lot better, and I feel that it pulls it together more than just a hodge podge.
Don't miss the little butterfly I added way up in the upper right corner!
I finished up my motif I had started with the Vintage Wedding Dress Lace and vines, to it I added pearls reclaimed from a necklace and 7mm sweetheart roses with Antique Gold leaves.
Then I used some metal diamond shaped stamped findings to decorate the "fan" area and worked sweetheart roses in 7mm on the top of it and also added real pearls on and between the diamond findings.

3 comments:

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Melissa! I love the way you used the antique ric rac! The flowing tails of the bow really tie things together!
Hugs,
Kerry

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love the way you add drama to a piece! Have you ever had someone add an element to one of your blocks that you didn't really care for?

I found three more books to help me with my CQ adventure... Art Inspirations by Judith Baker Montano, The Needlecraft Magazine Book of Embroidery Stitches by Rebecca Bradshaw, and Barbara Randle's Crazy Quilting with Attitude. Cleaning and reorganizing does have benefits!

Vee said...

Gorgeous block! Your touches make it very special and I love the tonal colours.