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!
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!