I LOVE talking about blocks, studying blocks, and playing with them in Photoshop... I am always on a quest for great blocks and trying to figure out what makes them so great ... So I started this companion blog that will be devoted to this quest. But also check out my regular blog at http://olderrose.blogspot.com
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Do you see what I see!!!
Now that I've gone on and on about focal points and framing I want to switch gears... Overall balanced stitching is another approach seen in CQ blocks. The needlework actually works like a texture on the block as a whole.. This is such a block.. Your eye is not drawn to any one area and all the seam stitching is similar in size, pattern and color.
This block goes back several years in the CQNovice group and belonged to Susan... It was worked on by Emmy, Ruthie, Cathy and Beryl.
There are a lot of fun details going on in this block and I want to be sure you see them all... many have to do with seam treatments or NO seam treatments
2.This little spray of flowers again envelopes the seam and fills the area and brings your eye to the little bridge.
4. The seam treatment on these two seams are different but very similar and it's carried over into the block.. simple, delicate, effective and works great with the butterfly.
5. The butterflies are very close in size and spaced nicely around the block... The overall stitching on the blue patch is very similar in shape, color and size of the butterflies.. It is a very subtle and elegant addition.
All in all this is a great block and an example of exemplary teamwork. EVERYONE paid attention to the block and also paid attention to each other's additions.