Today, I’m featuring a slightly different green, a colourful seafoam green circle. This pattern is full of colour, playful patterns and simply looks fun! I can envision seeing an applique like this one on a beautiful baby quilt.
If you have been following my blog, you will likely have noticed several wool applique circles (like this one) featured. The inspiration behind our circle sampler project is Sue Spargo’s Toned Down Circle Sampler, featured in March of 2020 which highlights a variety of different stitches. While Kathleen was inspired by Sue’s sampler, our Colour Complements sampler is her original design. A great example of sparking your creativity using inspiration for other projects.
Our highlighted circle today features different simple stitches to create a beautiful overall design. At first glance, you might think this pattern is complex. In reality, it uses only a few different stitches. A project like this can definitely be made by someone who is new to wool applique!
Start with a 2.5-inch green wool flower that has been bordered with a whipped backstitch using Colour #162 in size 5 Perle cotton. An additional thread was added to this stitching pattern, Colour #60 which has been discontinued in size 8 Perle cotton – try using Colour #61. I love how the soft blues blend perfectly with the golds.
An oyster stitch in Colour #60, size 5 Perle cotton was used to create the beautiful accents around the petals. This was complemented and bordered with a few French Knots (Colour #162 in size 5 Perle cotton).
A small turquoise wool circle was attached to the centre using a blanket stitch in Colour #162 in size 5 Perle cotton. Kathleen wanted to create more dimension around the centre of the applique, so she fittingly used an Italian Knotted (Colour #60 in size 5 Perle cotton) stitch to draw the eyes in.
Another amazing circle created by Kathleen – thank you!