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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cobalt Blue Round Robin

This is an update on my work on Skye's block for the cobalt blue group of the blue round robin at CQ4Newbies. I was inspired by Ing's work to try a butterfly in silk ribbon embroidery. For this round robin we are to stick almost entirely to blue embellishments. I began with some feather stitching to which I added beads, spankles and straight stitched ribbon. Then I outlined the shape with a running stitch in floss. I began on the upper wings to fill in with a looped wild rose, then spider roses and some folded roses made with wired ribbon and stitched on with floss. Between the larger roses I filled in with rose buds, folded and stitched: gathered bits, and french knots. The lower wings are covered in ribbon using the plume stitch and french knots. It is still not complete but I could not wait to post a photo. Oh! yes, I wanted you to know the block is 12 inches square and my motif is about 4 by 6. Do you put length or width first??

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Blogger Skye said...

I LOVE IT!!!! It's absolutely perfect and butterflies are some of my favorite things...Thank you so much!!!!!!!hugs, Skye

April 14, 2009 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Nicki Lee said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Your work is just beautiful! My all time favorite color is blue and you certainly did the color justice - I can see why Skye loves it!

Nicki Lee

April 14, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger pineapple_ing said...

Great job Ruby! You must have gone to Christy T.'s Blog. I'm glad to know you thought my Flutterby was enough of an inspiration for you to want to do one too. It came from a class I took at the Piecemakers Store here in Costa Mesa, CA. If you go to the Green Study Album you'll see I did one in green for Carole's Block. ~ Ing

April 15, 2009 at 5:07 AM  

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