Several years ago I did a series of RR blocks doing my version of goldwork using ticky-tacky Christmas trims and combining it with CQ. Since they were RRs I had to send them all out but I want to do some more for myself with the CQJP2016.. So the goldwork will be combined with the crème de la crème CQ and will be a similar concept as the block below.. I will do the goldwork "off-block" and add it as I did in this block..
Luckily I am snowed in or I would be tempted to hit the sale bins for Christmas gold trims on sale and I really don't need any..
Talked it over with Susie W. this morning and she had a few more suggestions to try..
I had just a bit of that fabric and the gold paint I put on it was ghastly (on the left) but I think the Rub-n-Buff will work (on the right). Again Susie suggested some other products for me to try. I also remember when I was making dolls I used gold eye makeup to get a soft gold look on fabric. So I will get organized and try a lot of techniques.
Here are a few of the other blocks in that series. The butterfly was worked on gold brocade and it needled well but raveled... and I have no more of it... For the body of the bird lower left I used a gold lame but it did not needle well so maybe I'll have to hit the fabric shop after all when DH gets back from the coast. The block lower left was inspired by a piece of William Morris wallpaper.
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