Another “bloom” today, a bold bloom in Kathleen’s WOOL APPLIQUE project. The pattern is by Australian designer Wendy Williams called “Baby Blooms Cushion” measuring 20 inches square. Kathleen has used a grey and white polka dot cotton fabric as her background and will use this as a wall hanging when complete. Check with your local quilt shop as they should be able to order the pattern for you.
Kathleen started with a lavender wool base for this flower. She bordered it with a layer of what looks like Bokhara couching. I am not absolutely certain about the couching and it could simply be layers of stem stitch. This is bordered on the outside by a close fly stitch and on the inside with a coral stitch. The center yellow/green wool is scattered with seed stitches while the coral center is bordered with a collection of bullion stitches. The very center is a collection of double cast ons and bullions, all laid flat.
Many of these stitches would look great in crazy quilting as well.
Thank you Kathleen.