Monday, August 22, 2011

Two finished blocks

This is a just-for-fun block I did with a part of a bread cloth as the center piece. I added a lot of detail stitches to the machine embroidered image. The multiple embroidered band across the top above the gimp trim was done partially with some hand-dyed variegated threads that Lauri gave me. I'm trying to get her to dye some to bring to the retreat to sell. They are lovely and wonderful to stitch with.

This one is for a friend who is going through a rough patch.

4 comments:

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Gorgeous blocks! I never thought of adding hand embroidery to machine embroidered items - looks like another one of your great ideas i will be "borrowing"! lol

Lauri said...

Looks great!! Which color did you use?

gocrazywithme said...

The color is Rosy Garden.

Sharon said...

Very pretty blocks Janet....I love the colors