1/12/2010

Daffodil Block

I've finished the stumpwork daffodils on this block. I really like using the lace for the daffodil cups. Of course it took me a couple daffodils to figure out the best way to gather and attach the lace... I like the lace and think I will try to remember to combine lace with future stumpwork. As to more stumpwork on this block I still want to do a garden hat and a flower cart .



I often say "repeat" color. shapes etc... but "echo" is a much better word for what I mean... Repeat implies replication of something... but echos have elements of repetition with nuances and variations. I used the blue in the daffodil pot to echo the little blue flowers in the garden seam (upper right) and I found a perfect little piece of green-checked trim (upper right) to echo the gingham ribbon on the upper left...

But since I drove all the way to town on icy roads Monday to get waste canvas, I will try my hand at the cross stitch daffodil next. I've seen Kerry do some fun things with this. My house is full of cross stitch I did in the 60s and 70s but that was when the designs were stamped on the linen.... Doing counted cross stitch on waste canvas is a new challenge for me.

Lauri is putting up some blocks on her blog (http://dontcallmecrafty.blogspot.com/.) I just love everything she does as it is so colorful. The romance novel square she put up Friday had a couple seams I am going to adapt for the daffodil block.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Gerry your block is coming along beautifully! Also like the haircut.

Cherry said...

check out Pam Kellogg's waste canvas seam treatments at Kitty and Me designs. they are beautiful. Love your blog and like your hair cut.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This block is wonderful Gerry as it moves along., I looked carefully to study the examples of echoing you mentioned. I have been trying to do this lately and it is very helpful to see how you do it - thank you! Your stumpwork daffodils are wonderful by the way. Now I am off to see Lauri's new blocks - thanks for the heads up on them! Have fun with the crossstitch!

Faye said...

Lovely Gerry, your daffodils are great, thanks for the progress report too...
cheers - FDS

Lauri said...

Hi Nu Mom
Thanks for the shout out!
I love daffodils. I guess I associate them with April which is my birth month. I love what you've done so far
Lauri
Nukid

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