BLOOMIN BEAUTIES Block #12! I have mentioned previously that this is Kathleen’s wool applique version of Bloomin Beauties pattern by Kim Schaefer. You can find this in Kim’s Flower Festival book. She has used a heavy black flannel for her background. Kathleen has used Colour Complements threads.
Don’t you love what she did with the leaves?! She opted for a green solid wool as her background then added thicker chenille – I am guessing this is cotton chenille. This is stitched in place using a backstitch. The leaves are bordered with bullions.
The pink tulip is bordered with stem stitch and the center purple is bordered with gathered viscose tubular ribbon embellished with beads. I cannot make out the stitch Kathleen has chosen to border the yellow section BUT these are embellished with French knots. I think she has used a rayon for the French knots as there is a sheen.
Love it! Thanks so much Kathleen.