For the 3rd year, CQI is asking its members to make and donate a quilt block to be made into a quilt to benefit breast cancer research. Here's my contribution for 2010. The before photo:
And the after photo:
I used one crochet-edged linen doily as an embellishment, cutting it a little off the center line and adding one part to the left and one to the right. The ribbon rose in the upper left is a spider web rose; that's the first time I'd ever done one. I was teaching that technique at a class that night and thought I'd better have one under my belt before then!
I love the meandering gimp trim. This is some that I dyed myself. The dragonfly lace motifs are also hand-dyed. But I really love the fabrics in this block. All the fabrics used are either from donated wedding gowns or from fabric that could be used for wedding gowns.