Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Fabulous Fans rr - Bonnie's Block

fan - bonnie
Originally uploaded by Pinyon Creek Stitchin'
This piece is from another "DYB" rr I am in at CQI! Bonnie requested that the fan be stitched as the primary focal point and the rest of the block be embellished neutrally. For some reason this was a challenge for me, which is good! I LIKE challenges! LOL!! Sooo, this is what I came up with! It's so very nice to have a full block to focus on! Tis the reason I enjoy DYB rr's so much! I did a lot of SRE roses, some bullion and cast on roses and then re-discovered in my stash some silk trim, which I used to make the spider web roses! I liked the twisty effect of it as it made the roses appear to be more real! I used Edmar thread for the feather stitching and small fans and layered the leading edge of the large fan with about......six different stitches to create a lacey look! Anyway....I hope Bonnie enjoys it and am looking forward to seeing the other blocks as they are worked up!


Susan said...

Leslie, that is gorgeous! I just love the fan part - all the sparkle and floral bits make it seem so realistic - like something a Victorian lady would have carried! Bonnie has to be happy with this one.

Ati. Norway. said...

You did a FANbulous jobb. Bonnie will be thrilled, I guess.

Charlene said...

So pretty! The contrast of colors makes it stand out, but blend beautifully!