Monday, October 22, 2007

Laptop Block Finished!

Talk about speed embellishing. I really didn't have much time to put into this block, as I have to get the bag constructed a.s.a.p. There's a lot to do before I take off for Houston early Thursday morning.
So I had to use simple, big stitches on most of the bag. I went for herringbone and a related zigzag on a couple of the trims on most of the outer seams, saving my detail for the bag's center. I would rather take my time on a block this large, but it was a good exercise in pedal to the metal stitching.

This block is about 15 1/2" X 17".

I love these Turkish "oya" needlelace flowers!

I outline stitched the brocade flowers in silver to give them a little more punch, and to tie them in with the silver flower sequens.

I must admit, I really like how my printed flowers look juxtaposed with the brocade ones. And do please notice the little "hat" just coming off the California poppy on the right. That took a lot of tries to get with the camera!
OK, now for some speed bag assembly.....

8 comments :

threadspider said...

Just stunning. Those flower prints are so alive and luscious. Fab work Allie.

Debra Spincic said...

Do bring a jacket. The temps have dropped and rain is forecasted for the week.

Gail said...

Allie, this is lovely and I too love the needlework flowers, where does one get some of these? Lovely, lovely work

Marty52 said...

Goodness, your fingers must be sore from all that hurried up stitching! It is so you, though! Have fun in Houston... wish I could be there!

JoWynn Johns said...

Thanks for the details. So good to have a close look at your beautiful stitching and good ideas. I'm afraid I didn't get the "hat", though. This bag is, as someone already said, stunning!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Yes - do bring a jacket and umbrella. It is sunny and chilly and gorgeous, but rain predicted. Hmmmmm I feel another needlepoint version of CQ coming on. That bag is gorgeous!!

Susan said...

Turned out just gorgeous! I know if anyone sees it, they will want one, too! We found some of those tiny white flowers at a bead shop in Simi Valley. We had to split them, because they only had two packages and there were 4 of us, but we shared nicely. =) Love those Turkish flowers, too.

Anonymous said...

I love the block! Did you make the Turkish oya flowers? I would love to find some patterns.

Lori in MN