Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Two layers of organza fused together with misty fuse.
The four wings. They are very delicate.
The body of the dragonfly.
The finished dragonfly. Unfortunately the top left wing was damaged. There is a little hole at the top.
I am going to make a new one. I know, no one will notice, but I will ;)
Friday, October 21, 2011
I felt the left branch was still too strong, too heavy.
I decided to embroider a special type of ivy to soften it.
This is what the whole block looks now.
The red patch and the bottom right corner still need something.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The wings are embroidered and cut out. Unfortunately I cut one of the wires while cutting the wings from the red fabric. I will have to sew the top left wing to the block with a few stitches.
There it is! The design is from Jane Nicholas. I found the body is too small for the wings. It is better to embroider the legs first and then attach the wings.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
These leaves are cut from greenish fabric, backed with vliesofix (wonder under?) and a second layer of fabric to make it firmer. I only stitched the central veins to the block to achieve some depth. And I added a little ladybird charm.
There are still a few "problem" areas, such as the yellow ribbon and the red patch. In the following posts they will be solved.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I love the shape of a heart, so I thought it was a good idea to add one on the empty space in the yellow patch. I had just the right ribbon and beads. It coveres exactly the area I want it to cover, but look at the result on the next picture......
Sorry this picture is blurred, I forgot the macro button. I just wanted to show this picture so you can see that the heart doesn't fit in this block. I unpicked it.