My swap partner for February is Connie. She asked for cream-gold-bronze in ways of color, with lots of sparkle. She loves lace, silk ribbon and beading a lot and also appreciates a vintage or encrusted look.
With these instructions in mind and the desire to practice curved piecing, I pieced the CD sized block you have already seen:
Silk, satin, golden lame, golden net on cream silk and a flower motif I cut out from a golden lace were the first ingredients. Then came the silk ribbons and beads and pearls and golden braid to add more sparkle.
I was planning to add something more to the center, but the moment the block got to the stage you can see, it whispered to me "I am finished..." I can't argue with that, can I?
And one last picture, taken under direct sunlight, just because I love the way it turned out:
I hope Connie will like the snowball I am about to "throw at her"...
Wishing you all a sunny day,