This is a RR block, it belongs to Lisa B. (USA)
The size is 12 inch, 30 cm. square.
Lisa wrote in her booklet : " Think Spring " !
We are in the Yahoo group Crazy Quilt International.
When the block arrived at my home I felt in love with the colors and the fabrics Lisa used to patch this block. Therefore it was not difficult for me to work on it.
First, I stitched all the empty seams with different threads and different stitches.
After that I made the apple blossom branch in the corner on the lace piece.
Then I sewed down the pink needle-lace flowers. This are "oyas".
I bought them from Rengin's Etsy shop. ( which you can find in my sidebar).
In Turkey are ladies who made this nice work to use on the edges of their shawls.
Then I added all the beads to my seams and two glass butterflies.
I didn't want to embroider too much on the fragile old lace. It is so nice that the pink plain fabric comes through.
Now the block goes to Gerry K. and I am convinced that Gerry will do her magic on this block and add some birds and bees and other creatures which fly around in the Spring.
Below the block how it came to me.
As always you can click on the photos to enlarge.