|Fussy cut prints, and shading with prints|
I started it ...well, a few years ago.
It was a class, and all of the rest of the participants did theirs in batiks, as Katie did in her book. I wanted to stitch with this talented applique group and they allowed me to go my own way with fabric prints.
There were doubters - but I think they came around. Their batik choices were beautiful as well. Show and Tell was always a treat.
|Same pale blue printed ground fabric used throughout|
70" x 70"
The applique is all needle turn by hand, with hand embroidery for some added detail.
It is hand quilted - outline around the shapes, 1/2" cross hatch in the background, and a four petal motif in all of the squares.
I also made two pillow cases to match, even though I didn't do the final border so it isn't bed sized.
There weren't as many William Morris reproduction fabrics when I made it, so many of the prints worked because of the color or repeat.
I enjoyed finding details in the prints, using all prints in the berries.
Katie designed an small insect in each block. They are very subtle, and another detail I love.
I might add some additional quilting on the leaves, but it is bound and I am calling it complete for now.
These are some of the prints I used in the flowers.
The small sunflower petals include plaids and floral prints of various scale and value.
The lily petals also have floral and stripe prints.
I learn a lot stitching with friends and my applique improves with each project.
Now I'm off to work on a 'newer' project...and I'm oh so OK having multiple projects in the works!
How about you?
Have a great weekend!