Lace to the rescue! New recently delivered from Amazon white lace is a wonderful way to both enhance the overall quilt block as well as distract the eye from the inconsistent strips added to the blocks allowing them to be squared up.
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The lace has been sewn on but what’s going on with the curves drawn using my black Frixion pen?
I’ve machine satin stitched what appears to be a vine that is wrapped around the basket handle. I love to hand embroider but I also love to utilize the amazing things my sewing machine can do!
My newly stitched vine needs some machine stitched leaves.
I do most all my sewing on a Bernina 550QE, the leaf is stitched with #407.
These little white flowers add a nice visual to the leafy vine.
Are you wondering about the sets of holes that look like snake bites…remember, this was a Tied quilt. Even after the hours and hours of soaking and the washer/dryer spa treatment, the holes remain.
This block gets commercially produced lace flowers and a bow on the handle. If you can zoom in on the bow you will see it is made from very old tattered ribbon.
Can you tell I’m having a ball embellishing these vintage quilt blocks? What else is happening to these wonderful blocks? The picture below is another sneaky-peek:
Are you thinking ahead to the quilting stage of this “yet to be finished” quilt top? Yes, this will be custom quilted, with the addition of all the embellishments it will not be a quick job but I’m up for the challenge!
Blessings to all and happy quilting, Rhonda