This is my 8" block (well actually it is 8.5" square) for the Spring Fling round robin that I am hosting. It took about 4-5 hours to do over the last couple days. Except for the blue & white fabrics (which I have been holding onto for years, awaiting just the right project), it is all hand sewn, appliqued, embroidered. I have done a lot of needle-turn applique lately, and enjoyed doing it. The Asian feel of the blue & white just drew me into doing a dragonfly instantly. The wings have a red rayon thread woven through them. The sheen of the rayon does not show on the camera, but it is pretty. There is also a little bit of metallic embroidery thread used. I have used that spotted batik on a number of different projects. It is a fabric that has a great punch with a small amount of material. I am tickled with how it turned out. I just hope that the final recipient and the other 2 that will add it's borders like it as much. I won't reveal which fabric is being sent along with it. I'll let the person who I send this to do that (the particular cloth is BOLD!). BTW...what fabric from these would you send as a fat eighth for the next person to incorporate into a border? Thoughts??
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