Monday, April 21, 2008

The Home in the Garden, Seam Treatments Finished

Well, for now those seam treatments are finished. They may need some tweaking later.

This was tricky, as I did not want to take away any focus from the scenic image in the center of the block...but the frame had to be developed and interesting too.
So I went with all one color in the embroidery--blue, to bring out the sky--and I kept my stitches simple and traditional...this was also to add a nostalgic cast to an already very sentimental project.

Now I am left with the four corner triangles to construct. Lots of options here, all fun to explore!

9 comments :

Maureen said...

If you don't add another stitch to it, it will still be perfect - the blue fits in just right.

AmyS said...

Beautiful!

tirane93 said...

excellent border treatment!

Stephanie said...

Looks great so far Allie. Can't believe how fast you are!

Deb H said...

I can't believe how fast you've cranked this out. The blue is very sweet.

Barbara C said...

What a great choice for the border. It is indeed a sentimental design. I love the lightness of the border color: I seem to automatically reach for something dark.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Allie, "Sinfully Easy" I do not think so. Your block is just gorgeous. BTW What is the name of the book from Marsha Michler that shows the "Top Stitch" Method?? Thanks for the information. Judy

Cat said...

Perfect!

Marty52 said...

It's so delicate! You did a great job of keeping it calm and in the background, so to speak. But then, I wouldn't expect anything else from you and your talent!