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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
My two cents worth for Ruby!!!
First there are three small optional areas..
1. I'd add a few leaves to this flower in the lower right corner...
2. I can't quite tell from the photo you sent but it looks like a rambling rose behind the tatted lady... If that is the case I'd let it ramble a bit farther into the empty blue patch.
3.The are some really interesting seams on this block and this one upper left could use another pass or two added to it..
4. Now for a bigger impact I'd take advantage of the marvelous white flower spray by the pink roses (upper center) by echoing some of that white and greenery going out the other way into the empty pink block.. making it an arc shape.
5. But here is you chance to make a huge impact on this block... At the moment the lace upper left, the tatted lady and the fan all occupy about the same visual space. I would focus on the fan and make it the main focal point.. Leave the lace on the side but add a larger, fancier piece across the top of the fan and then with stitching and beading I'd embellish the heck out of that fan.......
Of course it would be great finished with a burgundy border with some lace in the ditch and some fancy beaded fringe across the bottom.....
Now whatever you decide to do you must send me a photo when you're finished... Great Block..... Happy Stitching!