Today’s project features a juicy and bright tangerine orange circle.  This beautiful and bright wool applique is complemented with an equally vibrant colour palette of tropical colours. The stitching techniques used here are truly unique. Everything came together so beautifully and the finished product reminds me of a juicy tropical persimmon. Delicious!

If you have just discovered my blog, you may have seen circles like this one featured previously.  These circles are part of our ongoing Circle Sampler project inspired by Sue Spargo’s Toned-Down Circle Sampler featured last spring.  All of our wool applique circles incorporate bright colours and various stitches created with Colour Complements’ hand-dyed threads.  While Sue’s sampler featured muted and neutral colours, many of our circles are bright, bold and use a variety of different colours!

Here’s how this tangerine orange circle was created

Start with a 1.75 inch orange wool circle bordered with a Palestrina stitch in Colour #61 in size 5 Perle cotton. It’s difficult to see this subtle border as it is hidden under the beautiful cast-on stitches.

The cast-on bullions were stitched with Colour #3 in size 5 Perle cotton. When you create bold stitching like this one, it has a tendency to “jut” out, so Kathleen fastened and tacked it down with colonial knots in Colour #55 in size 5 Perle cotton.

The centre was created using a 0.75 inch light green wool circle accented with straight stitches and colonial knots in Colour #191 in size 5 Perle cotton. Kathleen created the beautiful green petals using woven picot stitching in Colour #55 size 5 Perle cotton.

Most of our circles in our circle sampler project don’t often elicit such a tasty response, but this particular sample is absolutely delicious!

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