Saturday, February 1, 2014
I have a new stitching project I am working on. This is for Easter but I wanted to share my progress as I go along so I am starting a bit early! This pattern is from the Easter embroidery pattern packet.
I first transferred the image and started thinking about a general color scheme...
Then I started stitching the E - and now looking at this I am not sure if the floss color for the text will be bright enough.
I did this first set of leaves in the fishbone stitch . The bright pink flower is the lazy daisy stitch, there are quite a few of them in this design so I may do them all in one color or different colors. The pink flower also has a french knot and the yellow dots are french knots too.
For the dark purple tulip-like flower, I am using the roumanian stitch. I love this stitch and it is proving to be so versatile, it fills in really well even on a curve. The bright green stem is done in rows of back stitch and the little bright green leaves are fishbone stitch. The center flower is in long and short stitch. I think I will fill the center with yellow French knots. Yellow and purple are such a pretty color combination don't you think?
I have several other Easter projects in the works but I will do these in separate blog posts. I am looking forward to using these colored fabrics - that yellow is so nice - you may remember the pillow I made out of this fabric.
I will be sure to keep posting my progress.