The crazy quilt block I’m making for http://www.makingmemories.org/ is finally pieced.
The beads on the twisted fan pleats are sewn in place. The heart motif and central beads are pinned in place and will have additional stitching – maybe a nice chain stitch in the center with those larger pearl beads nestled inside every 3rd or 4th stitch, and I think the heart would look nice with a silk ribbon floral outline..
The sides need some stitching also – something like scattered delica glass beads or scattered seed stitch. That would fill in the blank space, and add subtle texture, but not detract from the fan.
Much as a I love the encrusted look, I’m not too sure a lot of heavy, dimensional embroidery would enhance this block. The center beaded fan is a strong focal point, and I like it that way.
As usual, any and all suggestions or comments are welcome. Hugs…