10/21/2010

Butterfly decision - Hideko's block

Just a quick post this morning on butterflies... I wanted to use lace butterflies and dyed several. I didn't have that many but first tried three small butterflies on the left... too much the same and no variety... Then tried the large butterfly on the right...way too large and overwhelmed my rose...

Finally decided on this butterfly... color a bit off because it's still a little damp. It's small enough I can maneuver it around a bit but large enough it balances the rose and different from the other butterflies. ALL these butterflies will be heavily beaded..

I did the rose last night and am very happy with the effect of the red on black. Went through all my floss until I found an intense red that matched the patch on the right... I'm having second thoughts about bullion roses as it may make the block to "polka dotty" ...may just be pale, pale pink buds I'm thinking.. I keep repeating "encrusted but simple and elegant." Yeah, how easy can that be? You'll be the judge if I meet that goal...

Will put up a mini tut on how I transferred the rose to the black... Hope to do seams tonight.


5 comments:

Nicki Lee said...

I think I like the smaller grouping... very pretty block - can't wait to see what you create!

Anonymous said...

love the rose, and really like the profile butterfly. It's a great color while still damp. Suzie in Idaho

Suztats said...

I love the rose! It looks fantastic against the black.

Laurie said...

This block is so beautiful Gerry, and I know when it's done it's going to be another Gerry masterpiece! Lucky Hideko!!

Plays with Needles said...

I like the less is more approach. keep on keepin' on!

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