14 July 2010

A Pansy Block for Carolyn

Carolyn's blocks for the Pansy DYB (do your block) round robin are gorgeous! I had such a hard time choosing which one to work on. At first I was leaning towards doing a block in rich deep shades of plum and wine, but in the end, I choose the peach block based on a shade of wired ribbon I had. It was a perfect match! I just love the way this block turned out!

A Pair of Pansies
Sometimes I wonder why I hold on to so many things, but when the opportunity comes to use an item on a block like this one, I'm so glad I did! The velvet millinery pansy is one I've had for ages, tucked in my old sewing box along with a number of other vintage sewing trims. The enameled and jeweled butterfly in the lower right (of the top picture) has also been hanging around for a while. I almost got rid of it a few months ago. I'm glad I didn't as it turned out to be perfect for this block and provided just the right accent!

Lisa's work on Carolyn's Joint Block
For this round robin we are also doing a bit of work on a "joint block". I added another wired ribbon pansy and did some seam embellishment.

20 comments:

Honey Lamb and I said...

I agree on keeping things. I had a home organizer come to my house a month ago and wanted me to throw a lot of things out and I threw a fit because it was good stuff that I will use!! lol Your block turned out beautiful! ~Shelley O.

Wendy said...

Lisa, your block turned out gorgeous! I know Carolyn will be so happy with this block. Your work as always is wonderful.

Ruby said...

You are such an inspiration! Not only in the gorgeous work you do but I try to always read your posted Scriptures. I love that jar of buttons too! :)

Suztats said...

Luscious block!

Linda Ruthie said...

Once again, I am in awe of your beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

This block is absolute fantastic, and a good thing that you kept and still keep lots of different things for later use (so do I) I would wish you will make a tuturial on the panty it is so beautiful. Dorte Kreiberg, Denmark, www.dortekreiberg.dk

Gerry said...

LIsa, this block is just lovely. Your flowers compliment the colors and delicate stitches perfectly.

Becca said...

Your block is beautiful, very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

What pure delight to sign on tonight and see this elegant, wonderful work of art. I love pansies and you have incorporated the one perfectly right along with the rest of the garden:) Mary

hpk said...

You and I have always enjoyed peach and apricot, but never been huge fans. The peach pansy block is so soothing though, and your stitching makes it even more appealing. I have a temporary craving for peach! It's just such southern sweet charm. Love, your sis. hpk

Gerry Krueger said...

I just love your ribbon pansies...the whole block is gorgeous... Hugs Gerry K/

Ati. said...

LOve the pansies you made, they are sóó nice! The whole block is lovely!

Phyllis said...

Oh my - I thought the previous pansy was gorgeous but this one is even more so!!! Just gorgeous!!!

Yulechka said...

Какая красота! Я поражена и восхищена! Ваши работы великолепны, образец для подражания! Браво!
Я тоже учусь шить крейзи и представляю себе, сколько трудов вложено в эти работы!
What a beauty! I'm amazed and impressed! Your work is marvelous role model! Bravo
I too am learning to sew crazy and imagine how much work put into this work!

Rosali said...

Están realmente bellas sus flores y tan románticas, gracias por compartir.

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

This is a beautiful block Lisa. I'm just starting my CQ journey with an increasing interest in hand stitching versus machine stitching. Your stitching is exquisite. Quite an inspiration!

sylvia said...

you ara an absolute miracle, I am so glad I found you, I will add you to my blogroll instantly! Your pictures of all these needleworks inspire me so much!!

Sakyra said...

я восхищена вашими работами!!!!!

Светлана said...

Потрясающе красиво!

Deusa Mônica said...

Congratulations from Araraquara, SP, Brasil, your work is wonderful.

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