Wednesday, 6 August 2014

WOW: LE - Embroidered Details Around The Crown

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays


I've been working on the flowers between my compass crown shapes. I fussy cut the fabrics in the first place and I thought they were so lovely. But then, I decided to embroider them too. I don't know why I did this, I hadn't planned to. I just like how it looks.


When I first started creating the pattern, I was interested to see (from the black and white image in 'Patchwork'), that the original looks like it has embroidered spots and flourishes in any spare spots. That really spoke to me. After all, is is a busy quilt! For me, I just felt like embellishing these. I guess you could call it a 'warm up' because I am going to embroider my stems on this quilt too. I don't know what I'll do with my red and white version yet, but having seen how embroidered stems look, thanks to the ladies sharing their images over in my Yahoo BOM Group, I've fallen in love with the look. I think it works especially well with a scrappy style LE too.

My hand embroidering has a distinctly naive look to it, and that's fine with me. I haven't embroidered this much work in years and I definitely needed a refresher. I love how LE is making me use all my skills, in whatever level they fall, at this stage in my life. It's a challenge and I love that.


What's Your WOW?


8 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Esther -- I love embroidery....

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  2. Very pretty - adds great detail Esther!

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  3. It's such a beautiful touch !

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  4. Esther your work is always so beautiful. You are a great insperation, love the embroidery. This quilt has us doing things that are unforgettable LOL. Hugs.

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  5. Beautiful embroidery! Thanks for the party!

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  6. WOW is right. Beautiful details, Esther.

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  7. Awe inspiring, as always. Your blog, like your work, is elegant. I feel richer for having been given a glimpse of the beautiful things you create.

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