Block 3 for my small Victorian quilt is completed (I think, at least for now). As you can see, the theme is Vanity. I so enjoyed doing this one.
I made the complete glove so even the fingers would separate. The stitching along the raw edges is a bit tattered so I would probably figure out an alternative way of making it if I were to do this again - maybe a different material. Mistake I made was placing it on the light butter yellow patch because it got a little lost. I embroidered some darker lace which is supposed to look like a fancy handkerchief lying under the glove. I balanced the block even more by adding a small corsage of red roses at the glove's fingertips.
I also beaded the small 'pearl' necklace that is wrapping over the glove.
The hand mirror in the lower left is an image of an antique part of a dresser set printed onto printable fabric and then stitched in place.
I beaded the tiny purse using 15º seed beads in black and burgundy. It is lined with fabric, attached along the outer edges and open at the top with a tiny antique gold bead for the clasp. I enjoyed stitching the bag so much that I will definitely be creating another for the doll trunk.
Cameos were very popular in Victorian times, so I have added one to this block.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing it. Three blocks down, nine to go!