Sunday, January 25, 2009

Last of the Asian Nights

This is how I received the block from the previous person. I was disappointed that half the patches were completely bare, and same with the seams. Why? Because I'm the last person to work on it. I added a lot, and it looks almost full now...

This is the block after my work. Since the theme is anything Asian, I added noshi ribbons (for good fortune, a Japanese tradition) to the top left. They came out better than I thought they would. I used colors already on the block for the ribbons and tacked them down with beads. On the far right, and it's a little hard to see, I added a bead seam treatment; its inspiration was the simple geometric designs found in Asian art.

Here's a close up of the noshi ribbons. Yes, I did thread them through each other.

And this is a closer view of the golden vine I added, along with the other seam. Its inspiration was also the geometric designs of oriental art, but this time the more complicated ones. I hope the recipient likes what I did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely block! It really turned out great!