|Broderie Perse Rosebuds Appliqued|
After all that worrying, I finally appliqued my broderie perse rose buds to the center of my Whig Rose block this week, and they weren't as bad as I thought they would be. Broderie Perse means that I cut the rose buds out of a scrap of my Vervain Monado print drapery fabric (it's 100% cotton, very lightweight, and I did prewash it).
|Monado print from Vervain, Havana colorway|
I used Jeanne Sullivan's Patch Back product to give the rose buds a little dimension and preturned the fabric edges with glue stick, then used Roxanne's Glue Baste It to secure them in place for stitching.
As you can see, the rose buds that initially appeared to be identical in the drapery fabric are more obviously NOT identical now that I've stitched them onto the dark brown fabric. I think that's okay. What may or may not be okay is that now the center of my Whig Rose block bears an uncanny resemblance to a rotary telephone dial:
Would it help if I tried to squish additional rose buds between each of these to reduce the rotary dial effect, or should I leave it alone? It would be a pretty tight fit if I tried to add more rose buds. Alternatively, I could do some kind of embroidered embellishment between the rose buds. Who knows -- maybe the rotary phone dial look will grow on me.
|Tulip Thingys Up Next|
Next up for this block will be the tulip thingys, or whatever they are supposed to be. Today I think they look like Daffy Duck footprints. I've already reverse appliqued the centers, and now the challenge will be in needle turning the tight outer curves smoothly as I stitch these onto the block. Wish me luck! I'll try to take the sharp curves slowly, just turning enough for one stitch at a time, and hope for the best.
|Tulip, or Daffy Duck Foot Print?|
I'm linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts today and Anything Goes Monday at Stitch By Stitch. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!