Black CQ- blocks #7 & #9

Remember that pink bit in the middle of this block? Well, I am still not totally happy with it, but the bee adds a nice focal point. The body is done with bullion stitch. I think I had them a bit close together. I did all the black first, then the yellow inbetween. This block has also had the "unifying element" added. I will also add that the stitch is all in the same colour....
And here is block #9 complete. That butterfly stands out in the pic more than it does in reality, but the lace needed something to break it. Below is a detail shot of the vine.

6 comments:

Marty52 said...

Beautiful, Jo! That pink center really stands out; however, you have alot of strong pink motifs that will keep the eye moving around... I like it!

Stacy said...

love the new work on black. It's very striking!

Gerry said...

Great idea for the center. Good job!

Clothmatters said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful.

Ati. Norway. said...

Jo ,I love your black blocks, they are so exquisite and have a old fashion look. Beautiful!

Allison Ann Aller said...

The black fabrics showcase your exquisite stitching. What a treat!!!