Monday, September 22, 2014

September RR

I have my September RR block finished.  Like I have said this is the first time I have done a RR of this type and love it.  A challenge every month to work on another artist's block and someone you don't really know.  
For some reason I was at a loss what to do with Rengin's block.  She is from Turkey and this is traditional  hand dyed  fabric.  It is so soft and the colors are beautiful.  Then I thought ---OK Annette just create like it is your block and play. I think Rengin would want that.  She is going to put all 6 of the blocks in a wall hanging and we are to make them all coordinate them. 
The empty block I choose.  The remaining 4 all just had the same colors and just different configurations.     
Here is what I did with Rengin's block.   I hope she likes it. 

I actually got brave and dyed a little piece of trim that came from Ireland, thank you Ger.  It is part of a medallion I had cut in half.   Now the piece I put it on is really grey not the color shown here.  I then put a button styled after Depression glass in the middle of it.   The pretty ribbon is some my friend Denise sent me and it is so pretty.   Then I added bits of Australian lace my friend Betty sent me.  This is a friend contributed block let me tell you.  I love getting packages of pretties and I use them all.  Of course I always share back.  The pretty ribbon is some from Flights of Fancy, well worth the price and now on sale.  
I needed a main eye focal point so I used some of Nicki's beautiful dyed lace, sorry Nicki Lee what I did to your lace.   Nicki's shop is RavioLee Dreams.   I just embellished to my hearts content and this is the finished piece.  
I am still working on my Haven/Meals on wheels pouches.  More pics later.
There you go and thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today.


  1. Oh, WOW! I love your use of color. Annette, that is gorgeous!

  2. so what beautiful style you have my dear!! sounds like the wolf story???? being silly - don't you love the fabrics Rengin used? so did a beautiful job and like the way you embellish!! we have had 8 in rain in the last week and finally the yard and trees look good - Mary

  3. Hello Dear Annette,
    Your stitching on Rengin's block is absolutely amazing - it looks so lush and full!
    Fantastic work girl and it is so nice to use gifted materials from friends too.
    Have a lovely week.
    x Suzy

  4. Hi Annette, just seeing this for the first time, and it is absolutely gorgeous! What an absolute feast for the eyes! Hugs, Cathy


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