Monday, July 22, 2013

LE center

Just another update on LE. After lots of consideration about those outside triangle I am happy I went with the two teals rather than one as I think there is more impact. I did the little flowers using embroidery for the stems and I am happy I did as I like the contrast the little chain stitch provides. And I am pretty happy with the next flowers but sorta wish I had gone a bit scrappier with them. Oh well, there is lots of opportunity head to add many, many more fabrics.




Here is a close up of the little flowers with the stems done with 2 strands of embroidery floss and a tiny chain stitch. at the time this coverlet was originally made, tambour work was popular and this chain stitch is an attempt to replicate that look. tambour work is a type of embroidery that is made up of chain stitches but was done in a continuous line with a hook. I am hoping to add more of this embroidery as I go.




And now on to the next step. Figuring out how to approach the little zigzag border.


8 comments:

Elaine said...

Very pretty! I love your fabric choices, I have started appliquéing the triangles on mine.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's absolutely beautiful Heather. You are so right about the 2 shades of teal, having 2 makes it sparkle. I love the little flowers around the center.

Cissa Kamakura said...

Oh my! I love your color choices and your work so far. I am so happy to see your progress. Now back to unpack my studio after a long move.

Carin said...

I just LOVE it !! I love the colors and those tiny flowers. I too embroider the stems.

Jane in Wales said...

Beautiful, Heather! I love the colours you are using!

Annelein said...

I just love your colours!!!

Bunny said...

Your work and colour sense is amazing.
Bunny

Jill said...

The two different teals display a nice variety. Love the center!