Saturday, October 11, 2008
Asian Nights RR--Sossity's Block
Whew, what a week! This week I worked on Sossity's Asian Nights block. This block is a warm brown and cream block. Cobi had it first you can see her beautiful purple peacock, and wonderful crocheted motif that she added to the block.
When I got the block I wanted to ponder what the block wanted on it. Once I decided that a Geisha silkie was needed on it it got real easy. The block Started speaking to me.
I tried to make everything look as "Asian" as possible. Sossity made most of her block with brocade and in this brocade are very wonderful colors. Pinks, blues and lavenders. I tried to play off these colors. I also tried to follow suit with Cobi's jewel colors. The pink flowers that I have on the Geisha patch I wanted to make look like butterflies, as that pretty patch has nothing but butterflies on it!
The plain brown patch that I worked on, I put a branch of silk flowers. I had seen this motif on an Asian fan and thought that it would work well on this block.
The floss that I used on this block came from Weeks dye Works. I used the colors of Envy, Azaleas, Mermaid, Sweetheart Rose and Rose Quartz. The silk ribbon came from Thread Works.
Off to work on my Christmas Ornaments!!