I suppose it was lucky that the other 7 ladies were very good embroiderers and I had such lovely work to view every month. Not only did I get to see other peoples work but I also got a chance to work with other colours and ideas and because we only had to add an eighth of a part of the block, it wasn't too much work to do.
This is the block I received in the final round.
|Final Round Block|
|Beautiful silk ribbon embroidery|
|Embroidery using wool|
Because I am the last person to work on this block, it was my job to fill in the spaces and make sure the block was balanced.
I decided that the centre was a bit pale with all the colourful detail around the edges and so I put some silk ribbon flowers near the centre and added some butterflies in silk ribbon in a long narrow spot. You can also see some feather stitch between the flowers and the butterflies and I also added some lazy daisies along the edge of the white ribbon
|Silk ribbon flowers and butterflies.|
Finally I added a brass butterfly charm on the white fabric below the lace motif. Here is the finished block.
This has been a rewarding experience and the added bonus was that I got to know some other crazy quilters around Australia just a bit better and who knows we might even meet in person one day!
I wonder what my block will look like when it returns to me!
Bye for now,