Friday, March 20, 2009







I made another block yesterday but unfortunately the camera ran away with the man who ran off to play poker at the club last night. Hence no pictures until today. I was hoping to squeeze in a block every day but I have a late start today so maybe it will be every second day. I am beginning to like these colors. Looking at the calender which I am not following color wise I noticed they actually have a lot of white mixed in and I haven't used a piece of white yet. Maybe off white in laces and trims. I have a lot of black and silver trims so I am sure they will be on there. A few posts back I showed you the lovely beaded lace and metal beads I found at the flea market. Thought of them in bed last night and decided they had better go on there somewhere. Don't know where else I would use them.

I also put a butterfly on this one that is silver rather then the glitter one on the first post. This fabric was black sheer with shocking pink color on the one side. thank goodness I turned it over because there was all silver on the other side. I backed it with black interfacing and it turned out great. I actually like it better then the glitter silver one. I may do half the blocks with one and half with the other or sneak both into some squares. It i such fun to get back into putting squares together. Remind me of this when 6 months down the road I am embellishing and agonizing over what goes where.
I also showed a pic of a sheer black fabric with gorgeous embroidery already on it. The pic does not do it justice. It is very pretty in person. Trouble is to get the whole spray you have to have a very long and wide section.

3 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Are you going to use lots of colors in the embellishments? They will surely pop off these shades of black, white, and gray...

Cathy K said...

I love that you've added some soft mauves in the the black, white and gray. Along with the glitz, your blocks will take on much more dimension, IMHO. Great start! And say HI to Carol for me. She attended the John Campbell School the same week that Allie and I did in 2005 (taught by Martha Green). Hugs, Cathy

Debra said...

Your black quilt is really going to be something! I'll be watching the progress with interest since I have a more traditional CQ percolating in the back of my head.