Here is the block I am currently working on and the block above it. As I want the 12 blocks to form a harmonious quilt, I carefully look at the adjacent blocks. Than I decide what color I am going to use.
The colors in this block are beautiful but not bright and the block above is very bright.
To get a nice transition between both blocks I decided on the variegated orange.
To get a sparkle I added little orange beads.
Here is the block as it looks after I embroidered the first seam treatment.
In the first block I made I did the seam treatments first and later I found they didn't fit in the look I wanted. Therefore I have worked the other way around....seam treatments as part of the whole block.
The thread I used is a beautiful variegated pearl thread in the colors of the violets.