Thursday, August 17, 2006

Third Fan Finished!

I've finished the third fan in my sampler. Here are some of the details I used from Sharon's 100 details challenge:

Here I used a beaded button, beads and chain stitches to embellish a bit of lace. I've had these Peter Rabbit buttons for a long time. I've always loved Beatrix Potter characters.

I liked the look of the stacked chevron stitches. I composed some beads in the empty spaces in the middle.

Here I used a buttonhole stitch with a bead composition.

Ta-dah! The third finished block! I have enough of the gold trim to use on all four fans. I trimmed the bottom of this one with a ribbon and beads. Debra had a good tip about putting a small bead in the middle of those red caston stitches to keep them from flopping around. It works great.

As I'm getting to the end of this project I'm thinking ahead to the next one(s). I've got this unquilted fish themed top and I'm thinking of doing an underwater embellishment.


sophie said...

Your fans are fan-tastic!

Rian said...

Yes! What Sophie said--fantastic!

I saw on Sharon's blog (I think), several details that would lend themselves to underwater scenes. I can't wait to see what you do with it. I think it's a great idea.

Debra Spincic said...

Well, look at you go, girlfriend!

I like your little bead compositions within the chevron stitches! Cute! What are you going to do in the space between the fans?

Isn't this fun??

You must do the fish piece!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Barbara, your work is stunning!

Susan said...

The fans look great, but I really want to see what you do on the underwater one!

Granny Fran said...

Yes! Fan-tastic! What are you going to do with your fans when you're finished embellishing?

I think underwater embellishment on that quilt would be wonderful.

May Britt said...

Your crazy quilted fans are so wonderful. I have just started CQ and love it. I will certainly come back to your blog and see the progress with the stitches on your fans. Your stitches really inspires me.
Hugs from Norway

Allison said...

You sure reached a dazzling "critical mass" on those fan blocks. So terrific.
And that fish quilt...I have never seen color gradation and value work so well to evoke moving water...using just squares and triangles! That is a real achievement....

Lillian said...

Your fans are simply stunning! Love your embroidery!