Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Bunch of Tulips

The colours of these pictures is awful I'm afraid. I have no idea why they both look so different

I have so many bits and pieces left from doing City and Guilds patchwork and quilting that it will probably take me a lifetime to use them all up. I found this woven piece when I was hunting for something else challenged myself to make use of it somehow!
I was going to use short stem and add a vase but decided to go for long ones instead

I appliqued this in layers, starting with the top row of tulip heads and their stems. I added the second row, more stems and finally, the leaves too. All very rough and ready but fun to do. I found it difficult to stitch through parts of this because of the woven background but at least I have USED IT UP!
I think I shall add a tie wrap or bow. I'm not sure. I'll re-visit it again soon
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1 comment:

Marg said...

Wow it's fabulous, I love both the woven fabric and the tulips. I really am going to have to learn how to do machine embroidery properly. Unfortunately it involves practice practice practice, something that I am too impatient to do.