BLOOMIN BEAUTIES Block #18! 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 many of my Colour Complements threads.
Kathleen is very fond of using Kaffe Fassett fabrics although I must admit I have not seen all that many in this particular project – wait until the next one!! She has chosen a colourful print for the center of her leaves and bordered this with a coral stitch. The leaves are bordered with stem stitch and the stem has straight stitches along the right half.
The blue patterned wool is bordered with stem stitch in a solid perle cotton laced with a rayon thread. The star shape is bordered with I think Palestrina stitch.
I think the sparkle chainette couched in a pattern to define the star shaped was particularly inventive.
All and all, a beauty! Thanks Kathleen.