This is a 9" square block I designed for the 2009 ArtBra Project Wall-hanging. This year's theme, thanks to Barbara Blankenship, incorporates roses and deep rose silk doupioni mixed with other rose-color fabrics. Please visit the ArtBra Ladies Flickr to see all the blocks. This year promises another outstanding wall-hanging which will be donated to a Breast Cancer Center in the US.
The center patch is a Scalamandre silk embroidered Lampas inspired by 19th Century French embroidery. It is accented with a vintage rose lace motif. In the bottom right corner, the rose damask patch is embellished with hand-dyed pale pink and soft yellow 3/4" silk satin rolled roses accented with variegated silk ribbon, white rice pearls, a brass perfume bottle charm and a French glass flower bead.
Three Spider Web Roses at the bottom of the block were created with Sorbet RibbonRuffles with a glitter edge and accented with Marigold Rococo Lace buds.