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.....