Monday, November 4, 2013

Alice`s Block

It was such fun working on this block that I could easily have finished it all by myself. When I first saw the block I knew that I wanted to make a seam treatment with silk ribbon and beads. Keeping with the colors requested by Alice I decided to make swags, flowers and add my glass heart beads. The silkie was ironed to hot and burned on the bottom so I wanted to cover it up with the gold trim. The gold lace motive was a gift that Meg W. had sent some time ago and it was the perfect addition , I did some gold thread stitching to finish my work I wanted to fill up the upper empty part with the Art Nouveau cabochon . I do hope that Alice will like my work .
 Block after Susan`s  and my work

 Gold trim and lace applique

 Art Nouveau Cabochon

close up of SRE with glass heart beads