Monday, January 31, 2011




Well the middle of the block with the fairy is now completed. Good, bad or whatever I am so glad to get it done and the triangles sewn on. I followed the advice of you gals and removed all the beads from the wings and then just let them stand on their own. I added a pretty cabochon at the top for some glow above the fairy. I took out some of the silk ribbon leaves that I felt were too dark and replaced them with a lighter med. green. I added more glass leaves of various colors and more silk ribbon.

I outlined her picture with tatting and then used a fine black velvet cord to set it off. The tatting was a little heavier then I would have used if I had been home where my tatting stash resides. I just couldn't wait until I got home or I would never get it done in the summer. The question now is what do I use to outline the triangle squares against the black fabric. Some type of cording is what I am thinking. I do not have a great choice around me here and probably have a bunch of different things at home that would work. It will be hand tacked down so could be added later. I will now start on cutting the sashing pieces and attaching the other 12 blocks. If I get the top completely put together here I will be happy.

I just noticed that the 2 bottom triangles each have a bare black square in them. I can't remember what I was putting in there but when I get it all put together I have a bag of goodies that I will be adding at that time to all the quilt squares where needed.

6 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You got it perfectly I think!! Her wings look ethereal, just like she does. I really love the tatting and the black cording just sets it off and ties it into the surrounding black. Perfect!!!!!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Pretty book! I agree with the movie review a few post down about the king's speech...saw it over the weekend and loved it!
THANKS for the visit and sweet words!
Rene'

Lisa Caryl said...

It's just beautiful Freda. I'm sure you will find just the perfect trim to go around the triangles too. I love the tatted trim you chose.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

I loved that fairy picture and have used it myself fro, the graphic fairy.. Your block looks great and got to love completions

Debra Spincic said...

Good solution with the fairy block! Very pretty now!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, so beautiful!!! And so happy to visit! Have a beautiful weekend. Thank you so much for sharing all these gorgeous treasures--and I love the trays too!!!
XO