This is Block #2 complete in my current crazy quilting project. I hope you enjoyed my previous posts highlighting some of my favourite tools and templates.
Let’s review this block
If you recall, my plan is to include a handkerchief or section of one in each of the blocks for this project. You will see this added to almost the center of this block. It is a lovely corner with both lace and embroidery. This was sewn into the seam prior to adding any embellishments. I have added an applique floral motif which I painted with dye to loosely replicate some of the colours in the block.
The beaded cabochon was part of a collection of painted porcelain circles. I can’t recall at this time where I picked these up as they have been in my stash for some time. Kathy Shaw beaded this for me – thank you Kathy! It was placed to cover a small seam.
The central section was rather a large gingham silk strip so I overlaid this with some lace I had and further added some velvet brads.
I may well add something in the lower left once I start sewing the blocks together. This may balance the block as a whole as the majority of added embellishments are on the right side. We will see!
Onto block #3 – stay tuned.
I’ll be taking a short blog break returning next Wednesday. Hope all of you enjoy Easter with family and friends!