Monday, January 17, 2011

Finally finished with four!

I started stitching this block way last fall, but it has so many pieces, I have to admit I got discouraged--the little flowers seemed to take forever, and I know my stitching is less than great in several places. I also couldn't decide which color to make the birds.  (yes, I am an indecisive Libra)  Rather than stall the whole Roseville Album process, I started working on different blocks.

Last night I finally decided on pink wings, and thought I had it finished, but after washing the block, one of the birdy's wings was loose where I had stopped to rethread and forgotten to go back--the downside of using glue since it all looks fine until you wash it.   So I finally finished it for real this morning. Hooray!

14 comments:

  1. The pink wings are a perfect choice! I love the way you fussy cut them too.
    Yes, those little flowers are kind of fiddly to do..but that block has so much oomph, it's worth it? :)

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  2. As a fellow Libran I have got to tell you it looks great. Bravo!! Cheers Sharron

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  3. I am working on this same block. I used the same fabric for the vase, but I am making all those little flowers out of wool - adds diversity plus I don't have to turn the edges. I think it will be worth all the work.

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  4. I really love all your choices and fussy cuts. Looks Beautiful!

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  5. Wow Donna!! Well done, those little petals are a bit of a pest, but they look great on don't they. I tried drawing the block with circles - that didn't work on paper,so I decided to bite the bullet and just go with it. Your block looks stunning! Chers, Kim McL

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  6. What a gorgeous block, the pink wings were worth waiting for. The urn is fantastic.

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  7. From one indecisive libra to another, great fabric choices. Your urn is great and the fabric choices for the spiky things is great.

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  8. The fabric in the urn is great! Love the way it flares to the edges.
    Thanks for the heads up on the flowers; I know what to expect.

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  9. Looks great and I agree those flowers took forever!

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  10. Donna, your block is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the colors you chose and the fussy cutting you did. I think the teal rim on the urn is perfect. I shall look forward to seeing more! ; )

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