Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall block swap

I am participating in a block swap on CQ for Newbies. The theme is fall or Halloween, and originally I planned to do a more Halloweenish block, with lots of honking orange and purple and spiders. For some reason that's not the way the muse led me.

I found this silkie I'd printed a year or more ago, and liked the soft golds so much I echoed those colors in the rest of the piecing. Then I "grew" a pine tree to overlap the scene.

I still think purple and lavender are wonderful fall colors (think asters and grapes), so that became an accent color in silk ribbon, threads, and butterflies. And it just wouldn't be fall without some honking orange, so the aster centers and the tiny butterfly.
Anyway, even though it's not what I originally envisioned, it's off to the swap hostess to make its way to a new home!

8 comments:

Laurie said...

WOW Janet!! I love your interpretation of fall, it's beautiful!!! It's new owner is going to love this!!

Debbie said...

Hi, love the colors in this block, and that tree is gorgeous! Debbie (Maine)

ARLENE said...

Fabulous work! I don't think I have enough years left to become such an accomplished embroiderer.

Cathy K said...

Oh Janet, I don’t know how you could part with this! I love the cabin and the tree (and autumn in general). It’s so beautiful.... and it rather reminds me of the gold block(s) you were working on last year. Hugs, Cathy

cq4fun said...

I love the tree hanging over the silky that way!

Anonymous said...

Everything is just gorgeous!
Beryl

FredaB said...

Janet this is so neat. The silkie and the tree hanging over it. I must get a print and do a little landscape one of these days.

Just arrived in Florida and trying to put away my stash - more stash then cupboard space.

Hugs

FredaB

Thearica said...

This is a beautiful block!

Was this the final photo or did you over-embellish the log cabin?