Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's all in the details

Here is the next block in the BOM "Forget Me Not" by Esther Aliu.  It is a Calla Lily. I selected the color after checking out various color options on the computer. What a great tool the computer is, all I had to do was Google Calla Lily and look at the images and voila. Who knew these flowers came in so many colors!  If you look at this block in a previous post, you will see that it looks a little flat.  It really didn't come to life until all the embroidered details were added and I even did a little extra shading inside the flowers with Prisma colored pencils.  I wasn't sure about the color combination til the block was complete - this really is a case where the details make the block.  I'm looking forward to prepping the next block this weekend.

9 comments:

Miriam said...

Really beautiful!!

The little extra details really do make the flower come to life!

Cheri said...

Good tip...check the computer. The shading is wonderful and so is the embroidery detail of this block. Cnn't wait to see them togather.

Cheri said...

can't sleep and obviously can't type either...:)

Julierose said...

All these blocks are just gorgeous, Heather. I am still chugging along on my Scotties...your applique is lovely...Julierose

Brandie said...

Another beauty! This is going to be a awesome quilt!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a beautiful garden you are creating!

Trines hobby said...

Helt fantastisk!

Dawn said...

So pretty! It looks like a painting - very nice fabric choices with the Prisma additions. The embroidery is lovely too.
I like your background fabric.

Fiesta said...

All your blocks are stunning! What appliqué technique do u use?