Another fabulous example of WOOL APPLIQUE today. Bloomin Beauties Block #13! 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.
I have to admit, this is one of my favourites to date but I have no doubt there will be more “favourites” coming. Kathleen has a “HUGE” collection of my threads, many of which I dyed a number of years ago. When I first started dyeing my threads I dyed randomly hence there can be some lovely results. Sadly I am not able to reproduce them so they are “one-offs”.
BUT, you can find lots of threads that would work in my SHOP.
Kathleen chose to border the leaves with a row of stem stitch and a row of fly stitches. The outer petal of the flower is bordered with what I think is a Palestrina stitch. The inner petal is bordered with bullion stitch and beads. The center is a button and a combination of straight and open buttonhole stitches.
Another beauty if you will pardon the pun! Thanks so much Kathleen.