Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chloe's block update

I've been slowing working on this block in between moving, unpacking and applying for jobs.

It's not the greatest picture... I think my camera is slowing dying, unfortunately.  Ah well, it will get replaced in good time.  Job first, camera second.  ;0)

Now for a couple of closeups.

Here's the center bit... the "C" is made of primarily vintage mother-of-pearl buttons with beads and faux pearls as fillers.  I really like how it came out.  I was a bit unsure how to get the shape just right until I glanced at a CD and realized that was just the right shape and size.  It worked well, I think.

Here's a closeup of the whipped fan in the corner, along with some nearby seam treatments.  These are vintage irridescent flower sequins I got on ebay years ago.  This needs another pass or two to fill it out but it's a good start.

I've added fluted flower beads to the curlicue "vines" on either side of the block.  Some kind of leaves will be next, although I'm not sure if they will be embroidered or leaf beads... have to think on that a bit.

I'm so out of practice that stitching this 18" block is taking me even longer than usual... but I'm enjoying it so!

Back in a few days with a sewing room update... "see" you then, ladies.  ;0) 


Debra Spincic said...

Such beautiful and delicate seam treatments. I love the buttonhole semi-circles with the vintage flowers beads.

Susan Elliott said...

Knock, knock. Anybody home?

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful blog. Where did the writer go so abruptly? Something must have happened to her. Do the regular readers know?

PhD on line by Lora said...

Haven’t I told you before that purple is my favorite color? Well, this block is prettily killing me now! I really adore the design, the color of course, the beads and stitches; they are all perfect for each other! Great great work! Hope you could show more of your talented works. God Bless!

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Laura Smith said...

your work is so intricate and beautiful, it would be great so see more periods and styles explored. the baroque period is always amazing...beautiful

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