3/18/2012

Progress and a couple problems...

I have run into a couple problems that needed decisions before I do much more.... and right now the piece is being blocked and stretched. before I continue... two feathers to go...

First there is the issue of the tree branch which I REALLY want as I don't want my peacock floating in the  air and I want to use my beautiful gold metal leaves as well.  If I do the branch in gold it will look like it is growing out of the peacock....horizontal feathers of a sort.   I have a Kreinik thread called gold coin I could use as it has some black in it... The other option is to use the metallic copper Kreinik thread I used to top stitch the back... Wendy specifically ask for colors limited to the block colors but sometimes you have to go with your instincts...so copper metallic it will be. Since the antique gold beads have a copperish tinge to them, it should all work well...

The second is a little more serious.  The seam of the white patch of satin has started to unravel...  If this were an ordinary CQ block, a little trim or seam treatment would be just the thing....  In fact that happens often with fancy fabric..  But in this case I need to do something else.  I will not disturb the patch that is unraveling but instead pick out and replace entirely the patch with the X on it with a slight larger patch...

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

He looks so much better with his eye and beak. It really brings him to life. I was working on a frog and I had to put his mouth on just to continue because he looked like a green gopher.

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Your peacock is magnificent!

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