This block belongs to my friend Susan, we are doing a RR with a small group of our friends.
My work on the block include, adding the green rick rack along the bottom of the block, using Sassa Lynne thread in Sherwood Forest, a fine perle cotton, hand dyed. Then a bit of sparkle with wine color glass seed beads. Next I found this fun red butterfly, Susan had mentioned that she'd like a butterfly. I also wanted to do something with the piece in the upper right, this looks like a part of a hankie so just to enhance the design, single french knots in lavender rayon thread follower the curves along the top and a running stitch hugs the lower part to hold it in place.
A close up of the rick rack seam.
Close up of butterfly and french knots.
A block made from ties.
My friend Judy's husband passed away last year and she wanted a block from his ties for her son. I didn't want a regular CQ design so instead brought in this design, inspired by a drawing in Carole Samples book, Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches, page 135. Wanting it to be more tailored, this block will showcase stitches alone, no beads or SR, more in keeping with something for a guy.
As a Note, I have been side tracked lately from work on the Christmas Stocking with making a rag quilt for my son and beginning 2 more for DSIL and DFIL... Christmas is coming quickly and I need to get going on those.
I want to say a huge Thank You, to everyone who has ordered from my Etsy, I appreciate your orders, I will be adding new items shortly.
OK, better get going and update my Wyoming blog, I have been reminded it has been a long time since I have done that.