Monday, May 04, 2009

Princess Block: #5 The Strawberry Block

Here is the last of the Princess Block's that I've worked on! Wendy also worked on this block and I took it and finished it up to help her out. She is working on putting the whole quilt together now for Bekah's birthday party in about 2 weeks!
Here are some of the lovely flowers that Wendy embroidered on the block before I started any work. She also did all the embroidery you see on the seams.
For this princess block since it had a strong strawberry feel to it I went with that theme. I added the orange butterfly sequins floating about the block.
Then the princess in the center needed some pink, red and white additions to make her blend better so where there was aqua bits I covered the hem with white and red lace and appliqued it down then I added a cut out of some vintage pink and red lace that looks like a bow with a red sequin and bead. At the top of her bodice I added a bit of silk ribbon trim that is red and pink. I gave her red bead earrings, and in her hand is a tatted red rose that a tatting friend gave to me!
At the very bottom I attached a silk ribbon flower motif.
At the top I added in some little pink flower bits and a tatted rabbit the same tatting friend gave to me! The pink and green seam treatment you see is all Wendy's work!
To this patch I put Rebekah's nickname "Bekah" in red floss and sprinkled it with pearly white flower buttons attached with pink floss and accented with lazy daisy leaves.
This side patch has Wendy's seam treawtments but I added the strawberry motif!
The strawberries were reclaimed from a toddler's shirt I found at the thrift store for 25 cents. I added stem stitch stems in green perle cotton. I also added a felt flower I had in my stash.
For the strawberry leaflet I filled in the leaf shapes with fly stitches and then went back around the edges with blanket stitching to create the texturedness of stawberry leaves!


TattingChic said...

What a darling block! I love that you can change your stitching style to suit different personalities, ages and needs. Very cool! Not everyone can do that I've noticed! That takes talent. :)

Lynn B said...

Oh Melissa this is beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Your work is amazing. Very fun. Thank you for sharing.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love all the details you put into your blocks! The princess series is one of my favorites!

Wendy said...

Oooooo!!! This block has turned out so very yummy! Thank you so much for everything. I cannot thank you enough. It is going to be the best quilt ever!!!
Big Hugs,