"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Peacock block update.

As you can see, I've been busy in the last three days! I worked on it until 3 am one night - I was on a roll and couldn't bear to stop the creative juices flowing! I moved a few bits around, and added beads and stitching here and there. There are three minor finishing touches that I want to do, then I'll start work on the binding and backing. I tacked the mauve border strips on the block just to give an idea of what it will look like. I'm not sure yet what colours to use for the border. The inner binding will be narrow, and the outer border a bit wider - both will be plain colours I think, as the block is too 'busy' to allow patterned fabric outside of it.
Sherri asked what I will do with it when I've finished. I plan to show it and my Teacup block in the Whittlesea Show this year (November), as they have a section for embellished patchwork blocks, as well as the usual quilts. So it just needs to have the binding and backing put on it. I have a large folder in which I keep all the patchwork blocks I've made.
Lesa suggested stitching a peacock plume on the purple fabric, and gave me a link to Pam K's free pattern for a plume, but unfortunately I had already stitched all the buttons on before I read her message. An embroidered plume was what I originally wanted to do, but I couldn't find a pattern - blow it! (My own attempts at drawing one were laughable)

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

You've made good progress on it this week. Looking forward to seeing it all finished

Isabelle said...

This is so pretty and creative Gina - love it!

Maddie Can Fly said...

I think the button cluster is the perfect touch for that corner. Love the colors!

Joanne said...

That is beautiful, Gina! Gogeous peacock-y colours.