The center rose was cross-stitched on black fabric using the Leisure Arts Pamphlet "A Regal Rose and Distinctive Floral Alphabet." (There is a link to the pamphlet under "My Favorites" at Amazon.com on the sidebar to the right.)
The round robin began in July of 2012 and ended in January of 2013. This is how it looked when it returned home. Absolutely stunning! What a talented novice group.
|Embellished by Crystal S., Hazel T., Shannon C., and Mardeen L.|
I believe Shannon mailed it on to Crystal S. in OH. Crystal added the lovely wisteria and the dragonfly among other lovely details.
Hazel T. in MO received the block next. She added the amazing Brazilian embroidery in the upper-left, along the top, and (if I remember correctly) in the lower-right corner.
Mardeen L. in CO completed the block with the delicate hanky, the lovely button cluster flower, and leafy vine with flowers along the right side of the block.
Until now, the block has been tucked safely away, waiting for me to transform it into a 12-inch pillow. I used this pillow tutorial (again) at lemontreecreations.blogspot.com to transform the block into a pillow cover. (It was a little tricky, as the embroidery pulled the 12-inch block in to about 11.5-inches, but I made it work!)
|Embellished by Shannon C., Crystal S., Hazel T. and Mardeen L.|
Please stop by the 1 Xmas Item a Month blog to see more lovely gifts and Christmas projects!