You may recall that my pieced starting block for April included some 'fans' pieced onto a base piece of fabric. A few seam embellishments later and the block looks like this....
I am really pleased with this block... I think it is my favourite so far but, I think that every time I finish a new block! Here are some closer photographs of the embellishment and seam treatments.
A pretty silk ribbon flower in each corner.
A feather stitch branch decorated with silk ribbon lazy daisy stitches, colonial knots and some short bugle beads in the centre.
The fan edge seams were covered using ric rac. The blue held in place with colonial knots and the cream with a zigzag chain stitch.
The individual blade seam treatments include:
Stem stitch with lazy daisy leaves and beads.
Zigzag blanket stitch combined with fly stitch.
Double herringbone stitch combined with straight stitch.
Double feather stitch combined with colonial knots and lazy daisy stitches.
Finally, here are the four blocks I have completed to date. I am pleased with how things are going and I think the finished quilt is going to look pretty!