Thursday, October 5
Gathering Blocks...# 8 & 9...
That's another two Gathering Blocks done...
I don't know why, but for some reason, I seem to be doing a lot of purples and pinks.
The two colours really do look good together....but now I must branch out to other colours.
With the first block, I had this cross stitch Iris that I had done some time ago and thought it would look nice as a centre piece, so of course the colours in that piece lent itself for the colours of the block.
It doesn't show up very well here, but I have added lots of gold floss highlights through out the block for sparkle.
This block # 9.... Is done in a very deep purple, mauve, top right is a sparkly rich jade and a silky olive green velvet in the bottom right corner.
I worked in pearl and crystal beading around the purple cameo...I thought it went perfectly with this print of a sophisticated lady.
In the bottom right corner I have beaded a flower.
I think, I will have a little break from working on the gathering blocks and do something else for a while.....that's nine blocks done now, so I'm well on track to getting them done in time, hopefully before Christmas...
Posted by Julia at 7:31 AM