Friday, April 17, 2015

Downton Abbey-DYB RR, my work on Freda's block

This is a lovely RR, indeed. Lovely pieced blocks are so nice, it is great joy to play with them. When I saw Freda's lovely blocks, I couldn't decide to chose one, because all of them were so nice. I was together with my mother, she is a lilac color lover, she suggested me to pick up this lovely one.
 I think, it was a really good decision because I found so many neat items from my stash and started to work.

 My chronic hand problem still exist. I tried to make a fargo roses but I couldn't pull-out the needle with my weak right hand fingers, it was painful try for me, indeed... Some kind of muslin fabrics  are so tight unfortunately I'm unable to do SRE  on fabric+muslin together. But,  as I decided to make a spray on the left side.  I did spider roses with hand dyed silk ribbons.
There was a long patch on the top, I did a long seam treatment. I must admit that I've spent hours to make it:)) I used mostly main colors of the block, I did contrasts with those colors.

 That lovely dyed lace was on the block, sewn by Freda. I added soft lilac tone pearls on it. And added vintage charms at the bottom.
This photo shows my work on the block, I liked its colors so much and worked easily. I hope Freda likes what I did.

6 comments:

Mosaic Magpie said...

I know Freda will love it! The block is stunning. I hope your hand is feeling better soon. Have you ever tried pliers to help pull the needle through in difficult situations? Sometime that is the only way I can pull the thread through.
xo,
Deb

Rengin Yazitas said...

Deb,
Thanks so much for your comment. Especially, reminding plier is great I'll try it tomorrow.

Wilma said...

Beautiful work Rengin, I am sorry for your hand problems, hope it will get better soon!

Kathy said...

Rengin, the block is just beautiful. There is also a "needle puller" available on the market. http://www.amazon.com/Annekes-Quilt-Supply-Needlepuller-Hedgehog/dp/B00FIPANFE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1429370667&sr=8-5&keywords=needle+puller

I have used this when it's too hard to pull through. You can put ribbon through it and hang it around you neck to for easy access.

Marilyn said...

Hi Rengin. Your jacket is wonderful and the block is really lovely. Sometimes when I'm working with silk ribbon and it is really difficult to pull through I use an awl to make the hole a little bigger if pliers still won't let me get it through.

Rengin Yazitas said...

Marilyn, thank you for your suggestion, it is worth to try.