Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hearts and Hands for Sendai

Here is a recap of my naked block for the quilt for Sendai (sorry it's blurry):

I attempted to do a bonsai tree on the right, and don't feel like I really captured the beauty of a bonsai, but it is vaguely tree-like.

As soon as I found the pagaoda fabric in my stash, I knew I wanted to add a 3D butterfly to the block, and the monarch is perfect for the colors in the center patch. The red roses are some silk ribbon given to me by Ingrid, and the other flowers were done with silk ribbon that I either already had dyed or that I dyed especially for this block. I think the little metal fan came from Cathy K in a squishie of goodies.
Now to get it off to Leslie, who has her work cut out for her assembling all the beautiful blocks I've seen dedicated to this project.


MosaicMagpie said...

I put a tree on my block as well. I love the colors and how the tree seems to be included with the pagoda. Great Job!

crafty cat corner said...

One beautiful block. Everything goes just right.
Naked I wondered what you could do to it, but that's what's so fascinating about crazy blocks you can really make them come to life with a bit of careful embellishment.