Sunday, 2 October 2011

Roses 2 RR - Paula's Block

G'day all,  A busy weekend stitching and catching up on other sewing jobs.  First of all I completed my stitching on Paula's stunning Roses 2 block.  I couldn't bring myself to stitch over the beautiful rose lace, so have left that for someone else to do. 

I added a hand painted basket motif and covered it with Kathy Shaw's stunning rose beads and some green still ribbon for foliage. The basket was just screaming for flowers to be added. I added a pink ribbon and a butterfly charm. I also added some buttonhole butterfly's. Here is a close up of the Rose Basket.
And a closeup of one of the butterfly's.
Here is a close up of some of the flowers and the ribbon bow.
Next was the seam treatment of Fargo ribbon roses on top of a 2mm white ribbon chevron seam.

You can just see the white ribbon, but it is there.  Next was the seam below this, double herringbone with red sequin flower cup with beads.
I had this braiding thread that was just perfect for this block, and so I added that at the base of the basket running to the edge of the block.
And so that's the work on this stunning block.

Just a last point, Kathy's shop has now been closed to where I got my beads from, but she is selling stunning buttons and her wonderful book over on her 'Etsy' site.



NickiLee said...

Hi Arlene! I'm so happy to have finally found your blog - I will add you to my favorites as I love to see what you are up to.

I was putting together my lace blocks this morning and couldn't stop staring at the beetle you made on my b lock - it looks so real! You do such beautiful work!

This basket of flowers is delish!!


Nicki Lee

Arlene White said...

Your right Nicki Lee, he is one of my favorite beetles that I've done. I'll have to make another for myself one of these days. Don't forget if you want to learn how to do my beetles, click on the link on the right (On the goldwork beetle) and the classes are starting on the 14th October. thanks again for your kind comments.


Suztats said...

That's lovely stitching, Arlene! Love it!

Katy said...

Hi Arlene,
Your blog is a beautiful place! And so is your work. Thanks for sharing.

Shawkl said...

Hugs Arlene! Your basket is just beyond belief! I love how you used the different little beads. My first thought is to always use them on seams...or add to button clusters. Now, you have made me think about baskets and bowls of flowers...all different. Thanks so much for the inspiration!