Monday, February 01, 2010

Blank Space on Blocks #3

Time now for the last installment of what to put on those big blank spots on your blocks.  Offering No. 1:

Another feather stitch spray, this time done with perle cotton and using a small chain stitch on the ends of some of the sprays and a little bead on other ends.  Fills up some space nicely and lets you use beads (always a good thing).  If you notice, I always try to use contrasting colors in my embroidery threads so that the stitching shows up against the background of the block.  You're going to all the trouble of doing this embroider, you want it to show up and not blend in.

Offering No. 2:

A small piece of lace that is beaded.  This is fairly wide lace, about 4 inches I believe, but a little piece like this adds a lot of interest to an oddly shaped patch.

And last but not least:

A lace rose motif that has been painted, and then the center beaded.  Long tendril type vines and leaves have been added to fill up the space.

I hope these examples have helped some of you with filling up the patches you need to do on your swaps, etc. 

Once again, thank you all for your comments and for visiting.  Tomorrow (hopefully) I'll have some pics of what I did over the weekend -- when I actually worked on stuff for ME.


Mary said...

Wonderful ideas. Your stitching is so wonderful. I too am a fan of feather stitch sprays. They are so versatile. You do such lovely work.

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Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great ideas and instruction! You and Maddie stay warm and cozy...