Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dreams of Spring RR: Simona's Block

I've gotten Simona's Dreams of Spring Block in the mail! Isn't it beautiful?!?! I love the work that was done by the other 2 ladies so lovely and dainty and blended together well. I wanted to challenge myself to blend my work with theirs too...and after hours and hours of non-stop stitching...I've finished my part! And boy am I tired! I know I shouldn't do that but I just couldn't stop, block was speaking to me!!! How could I resist? LOL
Here it is after my work has been added! I put some grass under the lovely arch, and I really tried hard to keep with the feel of the block and use thread and SRE mostly with just a touch of beaded sparkle.
On this spot those 3 seams screamed bouquet so I added fly stitch vines to them as a foundation, then added sweetheart roses and knot flowers and some ribbon stitch vines, then I added some feather stitch with light blue knots to echo the middle motif.
Above the bouquet I added lazy daisy flowers along the seam with size 15 seed beads and then added a zig-zag chain stitch to echo the other seam treatment using that stitch and then added more lazy daisy flowers with beads to the top.
On this seam I added a foundation of open cretan stitch and added lazy daisies to the sides of the prongs and then a french knot flower with a bead for the center. After that I added some blue straight stitch to the seam for the final touch.
Now the block is ready to be sent to the last lady in the RR to work on!


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Isn't it amazing how embellishment changes the look of the block? You and the other ladies have done a wonderful job!

Simona Tedeschi said...

Melissa, looking around I could see your beaty on my block!
You done a super job on it I like it very much, thank you!

Jon and Wendy said...

Wow!!! Is all I can say!!! I shouldn't be surprised, you always do such marvelous work. It is definitely fabulous, beautiful, blended and she is going to so LOOOOOOVE it!!!!