Monday, December 16, 2013

New World Rose The Second Time Around


New World Rose Designed and Executed by Mercy A Savage
I hope this blog finds all of you enjoying a wonderful holiday season surrounded by those you love.  
I know it's been a long while since I last reached out to all of you and my apologies.  As some of you know I also have a "9 to 5" corporate job that keeps me on my toes.  In addition I have been working diligently to create a better version of my original Santa Maria block using the exact same materials, fabrics, ribbons, threads, etc. that will be going into the kits for the Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy workshop.  I finished the block sample last night - phew!  As you can see the fabrics are all batiks and hand- dyes.  I used 6 strand embroidery floss. hand applique 50 wt cotton thread, and hand-dyed 4mm silk ribbon for all the embroidery.  I am much happier with this block because I think the design is more cohesive.  The ship is Columbus' Santa Maria and the flowers are the typical varieties on the islands the ship visited.  Enjoy the eye candy.

Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year from sunny Miami,
Best stitches!
Mercy

Close up of New World Rose Block
 

Close up of New World Rose Block
Close up of New World Rose Block




6 comments:

  1. I love this block! The embellishments really make it special!
    I used to live a mile from the prison where Cristoforo Colon went to get sailors for his vessels.

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  2. Thank you! Yes, the history is very interesting!
    Merry Christmas!

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  3. What a gorgeous block, Mercy! I really love it. Your students are going to be thrilled with it. A masterpiece.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Happy, healthy New year!

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