I almost let posting Susan’s Butterflies and Dragonflies round robin block get lost in the shuffle of the past few days. That would be a shame, because her block is awesome and so worth sharing will all who will look. I worked on Susan’s block last week and have it packaged securely and ready to send it to its next stop before returning home to Susan.
Susan’s block is unique and was very lovely without the first embellishing stitch. (Click on any picture for a closer view.)
Hollie and Candji worked their magic on the block before me. Hollie stitched on the lace butterfly really enhancing its beauty. She also stitched the vine above the butterfly. Candji stitched the butterfly and dragonfly on the left below the lace butterfly and the snowdrop flower motif below her butterfly. Notice the little silver cat peeking out from behind the foliage? Cute.
The first thing I did on the block was to edge the outside of the pieced butterfly with feather stitch and seed beads. I added a beaded feather stitch to the upper left wing. Finally I added a Venice lace motif and surrounded it with silk flowers and beads. It’s topped with a cloisonné butterfly charm.
Detail shot of beaded feather stitch…
Detail shot of flower and lace motif and feather stitch and bead edging…
Working on Susan’s block was sheer pleasure. It truly is an awesome block. She plans on making a pillow for a beloved antique chair when it gets back home.
This round robin was from Crazy Quilting International. It’s another great crazy quilting group for anyone who might like to join in the crazy quilting fun.
Until next time…
And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. Luke 19:41-42