Friday, June 20, 2014

Vintage Victorian DYB RR - My work on Darlene's block

These blocks were so interesting for me. Because all those lovely blocks had been based for the characters of  the PBS show Downton Abbey which I didn't have any idea about it! Glad that there were nice details related with character in the RR booklet. 

I just used gray, black and white color threads for the seam treatments. I used bugles, sequins, small silver charms and various types of pearls on the seam treatments. I thought to make a white rose spray on the black patch but it has tiny mini sequins on itself, therefor I left it as itself, I worked more on the top and bottom sides. 
As I always say so, I like to make chain stitches on the small blocks like this one. I believe that chain sttiches shows seam treatments better.
 I've added a small parasol and silver handbag charm. In this RR we stitched our names, as well. 

I tried to catch an elegant look with contrasts with same colors....Silver embellishments looked nice to me with all those base colors. As I told at the begining, I've start with no idea with her PBS show concept, I tried to create an elegant, rich apperance with beads, pearls, etc.. I hope Darlene likes what I did...


4 comments:

Mosaic Magpie said...

You have captured the elegance of Downton Abbey perfectly! Darlene is certain to love it.
Deb

Rengin Yazitas said...

Thank you Deb, I'm so glad to hear that...

Kathy said...

I heard about the program but never watched it. Beautiful!

Kathy said...

The blocks are very beautiful and elegant just as Deb stated. Always enjoy looking at your work.