My latest favourite thing to do is to make these little blocks of free form embroidery.
The other day we had our quilting group, Sweet Peas, here and my intention was to make a quilt block. When I discovered that I did not have enough of the necessary fabric it seemed a much easier thing to do to make one of these.
The background lavender silk is approximately 5 x 3 inches. I backed it with fusible webbing and quilters muslin.
I found a strip of hand dyed lace that I had been carrying around in my stash for years and used that for the foundation. I then got out my silk ribbon scraps and threads and with a bit of stitching, mainly french knots and a few silk flowers my little picture was complete. Did not take too long at all really.
These finished blocks can be incorporated into crazy quilting, could be an embellishment for a handbag or framed for enjoyment.
A lot of fun and achievable. I am really enjoying making them.