21 February 2015

February Round Robin Blocks

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February's round robin blocks are finished and in the mail to the next participants!  Liz's Steampunk block was lovely and the camera has a difficult time picking up the rich muted colors of dusty rose and mossy/olive greens.  

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It took me a while to find my way with this block, but once I discovered the escutcheon and key amongst the box of gears and other steampunk bits, it came together quickly.  

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Among my trims was some lovely mossy wire mesh ribbon with a bit of coppery thread through the center.  Perfect for a couched seam treatment!  I also had a lovely coppery gold fine braid that worked well with it!   

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Down in the lower right corner, I stitched a ribbon rose.  It came out a bit bigger and a little closer to the corner than I would have liked, but it fills the corner nicely.  I accented it with some vintage pearls.  

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The little key was the perfect touch with the escutcheon plate!  The little cast on flowers in blue match the blue that Lonna used on her block for Liz.  I like being able to pull some colors through from block to block to help them coordinate with one another. 

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Here's a look at the bottom of the block.

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In the lower left corner, I added a nice gear trail with some gold and coppery beads.  I'm happy with the way this block turned out and hope that Liz is as well! 

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I also finished my block for Darlene in the Mini DYB round robin.  Darlene made several small ornament shapes in fans and stockings.  I chose the Holly stocking ~ being rather partial to Holly, since that is my sister's name!  This little stocking is only about 3 1/2" high and about 2 inches wide at the widest part!  I look forward to seeing how Darlene puts them together! 

4 comments:

hpk said...

Very nice Steampunk block! And love that you took the Holly stocking! Your ever loving sis, hpk

Ann said...

Your work is so beautiful. I keep coming back to look at your color and stitch choices because I need to stitch a small bouquet for my DIL. Thanks for the inspiration.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love that steampunk block too. Wonderful colors and exquisite needle work.

Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

Send Gifts to Philippines said...

This is very nice! Love all the color combinations and the whole design. hope I can also do that, thank you for sharing your pictures. =)

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