Challenge Block 2010 - progress

Often I try something I really like on a RR block and then hate to send it off.. Some of my best work is resting somewhere around the world.. For the same RR that I worked the poppies I did this peacock for Cathy L.'s block doing a paisley for the wing and fancy fibers for the tail which really should have been much larger but I ran out of room. The peacock body was a good way to use that awkward little corner. I loved the paisley for the wing and always wanted to do it on a block for myself.
So now's my chance. In fact I am going to do two peacocks... one horizontal and one vertical... Last night I cut out paper peacocks and ovals in various sizes and played around with them on the block... finally decided on a larger size then I originally planned so the peacocks will be the major focus and also heavily beaded... I will do each in two sections to make them easier to work on. I drew the the upper bodies on the felt and then had to decide on thread....
In upper right corner of the block there's an intense aqua satin patch and I decided I was going to have to use glossy rayon to complement the satin. Not only rayon but Lauri B's "neon" threads... I first used them in her "out of your comfort zone" challenge and just knew I'd never use them again... Now I'm thinking I need to buy another package... Bet that'll make her grin!!!
p.s. Cathy L. posted that it was Ruthie that I did the poppies for... Thanks Cathy!!!


Lesley said...

All I can say is 'WOW'. I'm green with envy.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Gerry - coming to your blog is always like coming for a drink at a well of inspiration! Do you never run out of good ideas? lol I predict you will see variations of your peacock all over the place - I KNOW you will see it on something I do! lol Just remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Plays with Needles said...

That peacock tail is something else! Glad to see your planning to shake more tail feather!

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