Bloomin Beauties Block #17! 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.
It is all about PINK today.
Kathleen started with a pale solid sage green for her leaves which are bordered in back stitch using what appears to be a wool thread. She opted to repeat the back stitch to create a central area and added French knots in a rayon cord which was available in my sampler packs several years ago.
The stem has a single line of stem stitch in a solid sage green perle cotton.
I always love to see how Kathleen uses various values which is clearly shown with her pink petals in both light and medium/dark values of pink. The outer petals have a very dense border which I believe is double chain with the addition of seed beads in a variegated perle cotton. The darker pink petals are bordered with buttonhole stitch using a rayon thread to add some shine and further embellished with a stitch I am not familiar with – I know some of you will recognize it.
The center of the flower has a mixture of stitches. There is a chain stitch with bullions added to the middle, small bead flowers and several rows of coral stitches. The entire center petal is bordered with what appears to be a laced chain stitch.
A lovely combination don’t you think? Thanks Kathleen.