Friday, 6 February 2015

Lily Rose: Hand Stitched Details

I have turn edge applique-ed all my flowers, but I haven't sewn them down into position on the background yet. Before I do, I am hand sewing some simple, but I think highly effective, sprays of greenery between the flowers, like this. Using my pattern template outline as a guide for positioning. This is just the most simple straight stitching in an embroidery thickness thread. I'm using DMC thread here throughout from my stash. 
 the camera has bleached out my background, it should be as in the image above 

 in between the flower heads
 and peaking out from behind the major leaves
Such a little detail, such a big impact. I don't mind having spent a day creating these details, I think they make the quilt all the more special.
What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Esther, and you are right, the stitchery detail has great impact!

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  2. I love the addition of the embroidery!

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  3. It is the bling to the piece. Love it.

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  4. It Might take an extra days work Esther but it sure adds the finish to a beautiful piece of art work. I'm so looking forward to seeing this completed what a fun trip it has been dropping in each day to see if you have add some more. My morning coffee is always cold by the time I drop in to to many sights each morning LOL. How I love those beautiful turned edges you achieve. Cheers Glenda

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  5. I agree. the simple embroidery really adds to make it special. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh I love these little embellishments. I was thinking today as I was citing out the vase for Oma's Blue about how to embellish this center. Reminds me of the Forget me not and the fun additions we die for those quilts.
    Thanks for your inspiration. Bunny

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  7. Well, it was certainly worth spending a day stitching those gorgeous embellishments. They really add to the beautiful centre piece. It is going to be another stunning quilt. Hugs, Anne Marieke

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  8. I love the embroidery on this block and the applique is wonderful. What a great piece you are creating!!!

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  9. The embroidery is a lovely touch, and enhances the applique perfectly. This will be a wonderful quilt. Mary in Tennessee USA

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  10. Love, love, love. Such rich detail, from just a few little stitches!

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