Sunday, January 27, 2008
Cancer donation block
Ok, this is what I made for the Cancer donation block.. To explain...
I took muslin, then this gorgeous piece of fabric in shades of blues and greens. Placed it over the muslin. added "pillars" I cut three strips of brown fabric, I did zigzag one edge (maybe that can be a shadow) then hand stitched down the left side. add some embroidery stitches, feather stitch to appear like seaweed..Added some fancy threads, in greens and browns for more plant life. I had this wonderful fabric from a friend of mine, Judyth, that appeared like the floor of the sea, then added shells she gave me, pearls and some charms I found looking like clam shells. The fish is a lace motif I purchased from Susan Nixon's group of Lacebuys. Added white beads for bubbles from the fish, then more larger "bubbles" going up to the surface.
The netting was a Christmas ribbon that was tied on a package. I thought it was sparkly enough and would hold the seashells. then I tacked around them so they would'nt move.. I just need to finish off the ends somehow and tack it onto the board for Virginia...
Hope this is enough explaination!!
thanks for reading!