I really like what you've done here if you want more, I would recommend checking out Pam Kellogg's site http://kittyandmedesigns.blogspot.com for ideas.
Angela, I'm not an expert, but when I think of encrusting I think of layering. For example, I would have laid down some thin lace over some parts of your block before the seam treatments and stitched right over them. This doesn't help you now, but I also noticed that you have done mostly seam treatments so far and everything is small in scale. You may consider adding some embroidered motifs, a button trail, some meandering silk ribbon flowers, and a spider web. The last three ideas can be spread across patches tying them together and will give you some contrast in the size of your embellishments. Just some ideas - hope I was helpful. (-; Connie
Hi Angela, I think your block is lovely as is (it's more my style than encrusted), but you could add a spider web (with or without spider) in one of the solid patches. A button cluster would also be nice, or a silk ribbon embroidery bouquet. I sometimes embellish a triangular patch with a fan-shaped embroidered motif ala the ones in Carole Samples Treasury. But it's a nice block as it is.
What you have looks wonderful, but encrusted just means MORE, LOL. Another idea is to remember that you don’t need to stay on the seamlines or in a single block to do a motif. You can do a flower spray, for example, that covers more than one block, or add a ribbon trail, button trail, or bead trail to meander around, crossing seams and leading the eye from one element to another. To get some ideas, check out Gerry K`s new blog http://blocktalkwithGerry.blogspot.com (a CQ teaching blog), or you are welcome to stop by my blog (http://cathyscrazybydesign.blogspot.com) and click on the label Crazy Quilting for ideas... Hugs, Cathy K
Your fabric selections are wonderful. It is both beautiful and cohesive. I might have mixed the colours a little more in the hand stitching so that there is greater variety. You could also use beads in place of French knots, ruche ribbons, add more dimensional flowers.
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