Saturday, 9 June 2012
I have now finished the first block in the Images of Japan quilt. It came together rather nicely I think and I really enjoyed getting back into a bit of hand embroidery, even with the seemingly endless miles of blanket stitch around each appliqued piece!
Anyway, here is block one done. Yay! Ten more to go! The kit for block five is due to arrive next week so I'm still playing catch-up.
Some highlights ...
Detached chain stitch flowers with seed beads in the centres and some spangles.
More seed beads in one of the flowers. There is also some stem stitch detail as the veins on a couple of the leaves.
The wave with a gold lattice work section and glittery blue thread.