Pansy Block for Alice
Outside the snow is falling steadily. Inside, I've been dreaming of spring as I stitch on this lovely pansy block for Alice. This finishes up the Pansy DYB round robin for me. I loved the soft lavender in this block, but the block also held quite a challenge! The challenge was how to balance the brilliance of the grassy green, yellow and orangey pink butterfly fabric with the soft tones of the rest of the block. To help with that, I dyed a butterfly in similar colors to bring them into the opposite side of the block. Another challenge on this block was that Alice had specified the top of the block, which to me went counter to the pansy silkie in the center as well as the butterfly fabric. In the long run, I ended up almost working on the diagonal so that it could actually be used this direction (which lines up with Alice's direction) or with the row of SRE pansies at the top if that ends up working better.
This little row of silk ribbon embroidered pansies is my favorite part of the block! May have to make something similar for me!
The butterfly was sitting out all by itself and needed something to ground him, so I added a bunch of green sprigs with little yellow bead flowers, again, trying to pull some color through the block.
Can't wait for my set of Pansy blocks to arrive home! I've really enjoyed this round robin!