Saturday, February 28, 2009

Rose Block for 2009 Wall-hanging


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.


4 comments:

Linda H said...

Vickie, Your rose block is absolutely gorgeous! You've done an amazing job. Can anyone do a block for this project, or is it by invitation only?

TattingChic said...

That block is stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing the inspiring photo! :)

Di said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration. I'm just learning CQ and aspire to be able to turn out something this beautiful some day!

Di

Juni said...

Beautiful block! I have a CQ in progress which is adorned with many of your ribbons & trims, one of these years I'll finish it. Thanks for the inspiration!