Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I have completed my first block for the CQJP. Here it is. The center roses are 13 mm silk ribbon (SR) folded ribbon roses with leaves done in japanese ribbon stitches (JRS) in light brown 4 mm SR. The spray of vines on the lower left are 4 mm SR JRS with oval shaped pearls for flowers. Buttons were a gift this christmas from my daughter. The lace on top right was hand dyed teal/brown. and beading to highlight patterns on the lace itself.


  1. I love your block! All of it...the colors chosen are gorgeous. And the stitching and ribbon work is phenomenal! I'm your newest follower...can't wait to see what you do next!

  2. Beautiful work. Welcome to blogger world. You will meet so many great folks. Love your blog background and your sewing helper reminds me of a dog my grandmother had when I was a child.
    Happy New Year!!

  3. This is a stunning piece, Susan. I love your color and component choices.

  4. A beautiful center, so precise and well done. I didn't realize the blue center was a second block.