Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ready to Mail

This is Melisa's block from one of my crazy quilt round robins before I did anything. It was hard for me to figure out what to do, since this block and its embellishment so far is just not my style.

I finally decided to do two motifs. Both have been done in my time in Kosovo and Bulgaria. I also did the silver bead seam between them. This is the overall block after my work.

I spent about eight hours stitching this paisley. It's got two huge stem stitch roses, lots of bugle beads, and six rows of chain stitch. I think it came out pretty well.

And here is the tree I made below it. The trunk and branches are outline stitch and the leaves and flowers are French knots. It took me a few hours to do this, too, but I like the effect on the print. It almost looks like dawn behind it.


Kate said...

The motifs are beautiful. You should be proud of them. I love the paisley. You are right about the tree, it looks like sunrise. Keep stitching, never doubt yourself.

Edy said...

Meg....the tree is fantastic!

Deb said...

I think your motifs are beautiful. I would think that they'd be so hard to give away after all your fantastic work.

Cyn said...

Hi Meg,

Very pretty!

Even though it might not be your style, your two motif's turned out very well and look well with the other stitching on the block. :-)

Windy Meadow

AMBER said...

love the tree, OK to copy? It won't look exactly like yours, because I always make changes. By the way, how do you make the stem stitch roses? They look rather interesting.


Diane (di) said...

Amber, I think they are both stunning. I love, love, love that tree!!

Meg said...

Thank you all! Yes, Amber, you can copy the tree. The stem stitch roses are really easy. I used some 10 mm silk ribbon and started with a French knot in the middle, then just did stem stitches in a circle until it was big enough. Simple!

Melisa Bakos said...

Hey MEg just found your blog. I so love the work you did on my block. thanks again