Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Princess Block: #3 Complete

Here is Princess Block #3 completed! I only have one left from the stack Wendy gave me to embellish for her daughter Bekah. I'll be asking for more because they are so fun to do!
I added a couple of crochet butterflies I bought with some AB thread for the flight paths. Also on the top left I layered a satin ribbon with pink lace and a piece of trimming.
The golden yellow lace was reclaimed from a neckline and I cut it apart and used 2 pieces to frame the princess in the center and to be the base for a motif. For the motif I used some flower lace that I cut the flowers apart and attached them singly and adding pink beads to the centers. I also cut a few of the flowers at a diagonal to create the seam treatment at the top of the princess and hand-sewed them in place.
I also added a hand-dyed flower motif that was gifted to me with a large orange Czech glass bead in the center. I also added 3 star buttons for a childlike feel in keeping with the blocks.
To the center princess I added beads to the roses above her, some on her tiara, her earrings, and to the bottom of her gown. I also added a flower add-on with a fire polished Czech glass bead to her bouquet.
Here are the 3 blocks I've worked on and completed. I think they look nice together and I can't wait to see the quilt all finished as Wendy has planned! If you'd like to see them in progress Click Here.


TattingChic said...

It's all looking very cuuuuuute!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

These are too cute! Do you know where I can find the princess fabric?

Melissa said...

I'm not sure where Wendy got it from but WalMart is a place she gets a lot of fabrics and I think it was WalMart, you could probably try JoAnn's too.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Melissa, I came by to say thank you for your visit and nice comments to my weblog, and I found these new posts with your wonderful artwork that always amazes me. Good work with the ice cream topping.

Kathy said...

Your princess blocks are so cute! Been keeping an eye on your progress. As for the blogs on reader, I have way to many. But I don't want to miss out on all that eye candy. LOL

Wendy said...

I was just searching through your blog and realized that I never commented on these finished princesses. They are all so beautiful. Hopefully I can get another one done this month before school starts that way we will have six done.
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart,