This was how the block looked before embellishment.
The fabrics Mary chose for her blocks are just lovely!
In the little booklets we send out with our blocks, Mary mentioned that she loves bling. Nothing says bling like a treasure chest, to me. This chest is filled with gold coins, emeralds, sapphires and a pearl necklace.
The fish was a gift from Barbara Nicki Lee. It seemed perfect for this block!
In our first round robin together, I added a seahorse and embroidered jellies to Mary's block. (You may see that block here.) To make this one a bit different, I added a button jelly. The rick rack was hand dyed as part of the ICQC #102 course I took from Kathy Shaw.
I stepped out of my comfort zone with this block. Trims and laces are challenging to me, but I incorporated several trims Mary included in the goody bag she sent. I also added a beautiful piece of hand dyed lace from Barbara Nicki Lee's Etsy shop, Raviolee Dreams, as coral.
Clusters of buttons and charms are also outside my comfort level. However, I added a small cluster of shells and sea stars at the base of the treasure chest.
This block also has a small seahorse - a charm this time.
The green vine to the left of the seahorse was inspired by the gorgeous vines Barbara Nicki Lee incorporated into her block. I thought it would help tie the blocks together a bit more.
I could not resist adding tiny little fish amidst the vegetation.
The turtle was a fun addition. I love the way he is almost hiding within the fun green trim.
Here are all of Mary's embellished blocks together. These were embellished by Annette, Kathy, Barbara Nicki Lee and myself. (Better pictures of these blocks were in my previous post about Mary's Blocks.)
I do hope Mary likes the newest addition to her set. (If you would like to see Mary's work on my block for this round robin, she shared it in this post on her blog.)
These will be mailed out in February and I will receive my last set to work on.
Crazy Quilting International (CQI) is a group that meets on Facebook and on Yahoo! You may see some of the work members have done at the CQI blog.
I am linking up with the Monday Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape! I do hope you will visit to see what the free embroidery pattern is this week and to discover what others have been up to. If you have a blog and do any hand stitching, I encourage you to join the party.
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