It seems that I'm still stuck on the subject of lace...
It's because Chantilly lace has these beautiful and delicate vines, floral and scrollwork motifs...they're just lovely.
It's a bobbin lace worked on a six-sided mesh ground with the motifs outlined with a thicker thread called cordonnet.
It's this cordonnet that I've been couching over to attach the lace motif to the block...and then cutting away the mesh ground.
I liked the look so much with the black that I dug through my stash to see if I had any more Chantilly lace.
Turns out I had this one small piece of ivory which turned out to be a real treasure...
I tried to get an image to show you how it looks applied over the velvet...it's absolutely splendid and expensive-looking...
And as if that isn't enough excitement already, I received a package from the talented Shirlee Fassell today thanking me for the photographs I took of her Crazy Art Quilt project. Wow!
What a treasure trove...!
My world of options has just expanded for this block and I am so excited I can barely stay in my seat!
OK. I'm not going to...
I'm getting up to dance to the Big Bopper!
Phew! OK. I'm back.
Is that a smile-maker or what? I'm having too much fun here today...
Thank you, thank you Shirlee!!
If you haven't seen it yet, you must run over to Shirlee's blog to see her beautiful work -- all stitched using the Luneville hook and tambour embroidery techniques. She's a wonder. (I've written about her before on this blog here.)
And I'll close with the final global progress shot of my block...
Thanks for coming by and sharing my joy.
Please, take some with you!