I finally got back to the Quilted Art project, but couldn’t spend a lot of time on it this week. However, even a little bit of progress each week will, over time, complete the project. I think I’ll be able to stitch some on it today. For now, here is where it stands. The last doily was stitched to the base.
Silk ribbon tends to keep the creases from winding on the bobbins, so the ribbons were unwound and ironed to take out the wrinkles.
Starting with a pretty lavendar, three stitches were placed vertically for the top part of an iris flower.
Then, three smaller stitches radiating down create the lower part of the flower.
I marked three spots, 3/4-inch high for three irises.
I haven’t decided whether or not to do stems, or just more flowers – more irises or stop with three.
I marked a cornucopia shape with chalk to loosely define a path for the trims, buttons and other things I plan to add. I put a straight line on the lower left for a purple trim piece, and scattered some buttons below it.
I’ll be doing more embellishing today, but so far I am pretty pleased with the way it is going. Click on Part 3 to see the next update.
Are you slow stitching?
Linking up with Kathy at Slow Stitching Sunday.