My little trollop is a
slightly tarnished dove..
for her own true love."
I found this image on a card in a mini-market in Ninilchik, Alaska and it just spoke Moulin Rouge and Paris to me. Perfect for the victorian era of CQ. Cobi Witteloek, Ati Ham Sas, Leslie Ehrlich, and Maire Courtney were in this "encrusted RR" and they are all fantastic seamtresses. I think Cobi had to work on it in a closet to escape comments from her friends about the "naughty" block. The buttons on this block were moved twice and I moved them again when they got home. I filled it in a lot more to finish it off with more hearts and fans and it will always be one of my favorite pieces.
This RR is going to be an all-time favorite. I love lace and lace and more lace and hope NO ONE says "no lace!" The cream fancy fabrics just scream for lace.... This was a very large block and I only worked across the top. It goes to another encrusted, Jo in NZ, after me... See below for close-ups...
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
Pigtails and Quilts is having a "Crazy Quilts are Quilts Too" celebrating crazy quilting and I'm pleased to be participatin...
Addendum: Here are a couple websites with tutorials... http://historicalsewing.com/pleated-trim-jazz-your-victorian-neckline https...
Marilyn Nepper in Canada really got busy on her computer and found some great sites with even greater instructions... She even found ...