Today I thought I would make a start on a CQ Victorian quilt, I have been wanting to do for a long time.
I thought I would work with this block adding five more blocks using the same rich Victorian colours, silk Victorian prints and hand dyed laces.
This is my CQ lampshade, I love it!
It was a lot of work, but worth it, it's all done in shades of cream and gold silk and jacuard fabrics.
Each panel has a different ivory lace motif, which I have embellished with pearl seed beads and SRE.
To achieve the Victorian look that I love, I embellished all the panels predominately in little spider web roses and tiny rose buds in three different shades of pinks and mauves.
Each panel also has a little gold charm: cherub, butterfly, and gold basket filled with tiny roses and of course a gold spider for good luck
To finish off my Victorian lampshade I beaded the two-inch fringe in crystal and ivory drop beads. The base is an old brass and crystal one that I had in the cupboard and finally put to good use
It's just gorgeous when lit up
I'm off to make a start on my quilt!