Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Beaded Floral Seam and Silk Ribbon Motif

Last night, I did a bit more on the crazy quilt piece I shared on January 13th.
(Click on any image for a larger view.)

I just love how a fly stitch and a straight stitch (using a strand of DMC #4045 size 5 perle cotton) topped with a seed bead can make such a cute little flower.

For added interest, French knots were added between the flowers 
using pink Anchor size 8 perle cotton.

River Silks 4 mm silk ribbon in a light pink (color #18) and a brighter pink (color #20) were used to create spider web roses and detached chain stitch rose buds. 
A dark green (color #78) silk ribbon created detached chain stitched leaves for the roses and straight stitched leaves for the buds.

At this point, I was a bit worried.  
I did not like the location of one of the leaves I added and the motif still looked pretty bare. 
So, I worked in some feathered chain stitches using a strand of DMC #699 size 12 perle cotton to create a bit of greenery. 
A few light pink seed beads created more tiny flowers.

In each corner of the ric rac bordered rectangle, I added a pair of detached chain stitches (leaves) with the same DMC #699 size 12 perle cotton. 
A French knot (flower) was added with pink Anchor size 8 perle cotton.

Considering how nervous I was with the way it looked with only the silk ribbon roses, 
I am quite pleased with how this little motif turned out.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Annet said...

Your SRE looks very pretty. It's always nice to use different threads.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Of course you know I'm going to like those roses!!! So pretty......

Pamela said...

Beautiful, Renee! Very creative.

crazyQstitcher said...

Those roses are to die for. The design is lovely.

Queeniepatch said...

Wow! Such beautiful flowers bloom in your studio!

Mii Stitch said...

Stunning work as always!