I signed up as an "angel" for the round robin. An angel steps in to help complete a block if life happens and someone in the round robin is unable to complete a block during the rotation of the round robin. This was my first time signing up as an angel, and I admit, I was quite nervous about doing so. After all, I have only been crazy quilting for about two years. I am still quite a novice on so many levels.
This month, I was honored to be able to step in and help out by embellishing one of Flora's blocks. Below are pictures of the blocks I received and was able to choose from. Dana completed the first block in the round robin and it is absolutely gorgeous. I struggle with printed fabrics, and she embellished them so well. (You can see more of Dana's beautiful work at urbanfrog1.blogspot.com.)
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|Dana's lovely work on Flora's Block|
I was nervous about working on these blocks, because printed fabrics are not my strong point. However, the blocks are all so incredibly pretty that I was also very excited to embellish one. The hard part was choosing which one. After a day of waffling between 3 different blocks, I opted for the block in the last photo above. I know the pretty lady is looking at a little bird flying above her, but every time I looked at this block, I saw a tree branch along that seam and a bird flying above.
Dana did such a pretty job without making her block look too busy. I am afraid my work looks busy. My bluebells and dragonfly wings show I am still a novice. That being said, my work on this spring themed block is pictured below and I do hope Flora is pleased.
Embroidery for all Seasons. (I am not affiliated with the book. However, if you purchase it through Amazon from my blog, I do receive a small credit.)
The butterfly above the birdhouse in the photo above is a 6mm Swararovski crystal bead.
crazyquiltingsupplies.com ( I am not affiliated with the website.) With a spring theme, this block provided the perfect opportunity to use one.
Acorns and Threads. (My wings need more practice. I do hope Flora likes him anyway!)
The Magic of Crazy Quilting: A Complete Resource for Embellishing Quilting. (Again, this is another favorite of my few crazy quilting books that I am not affiliated with, but do receive a small credit if you visit Amazon from my site to purchase it.)
The addition of pink roses felt like a necessity, with all of the pretty pink roses in the centerpiece.
Button Emporium in Portland. I look forward to using it again.
I do hope Flora is pleased with the block! (I encourage you to check out her stunning work at Flora's Bee Crazy Quilter.)
Oh, a very dear friend thinks I should name the spider in my block. Fluffy is the only thing that comes to mind - lol! Any ideas?