Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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"Snowball Fight" is a swap I am participating in, with CQI. The idea is to piece and embellish a small CQ block, according to the preferences of the person we are making it for.
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,

13 comments:

unikat said...

Csodaszép! S a medáljaid is fantasztikusak!

Nagy vagy!

Lee Albrecht said...

Sempre muito belo!

gocrazywithme said...

Annamaria,
This is so pretty! I'm glad you listened to the block and stopped right there; it couldn't be more perfect!

Susanne said...

Wonderful work, gorgeous!

Susanne

Marjolein said...

I love everything about it.
The curved seams, the curved and curled embroidery, the colors.

Margott said...

B E A U T I F U L!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What can I say??!
It has a real vintage, victorian look:) I love this work!
xoxo:-)

Ati. said...

It is finished and it is beautiful !!

Bernadett said...

She will surely like it.:)))

Wilma said...

Gorgeous work Manya!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Wow! I had to take a peek to see what Connie was so excited about and now I understand completely! This is just lovely!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Gorgeous design and stitching!

Suztats said...

Very beautiful! I'm sure Connie will love it!

Елена1979 said...

I stuck to the monitor from such a beauty ,I'm embroider ribbons plan to learn ,your works are amazing with the pleasure of staying with you in defeat

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