Sunday, July 14, 2013

Serendipity Sunday–Passion Flower

Another flower I am unfamiliar with, although at least I’ve heard of this one!

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This flower started out a bit differently.  Instead of a circle, it begins with an octagon.

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After stitching and turning the shapes, I basted on a smaller piece of batting and began stitching each point to the center.

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With all the points secured, it looks like this:

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That is kind of a cute piece as is, but it’s not finished yet.  The last step is to flatten out each of those “petals.”

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It took a little while to figure out the best way to finish up each petal.  I ended up taking two tacking stitches so they open enough to give a peek of the contrasting color.

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The darker two are not as successful as that lighter one.  They would look better with a more solid appearing fabric.  But they still make an interesting addition to the Spring picture.

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It’s getting kind of crowded, isn’t it?  You can see why I’ve been pinning the components up.  When all the spring flowers are done (there’s just one more), I can take more care in placing them permanently.  I think I’m going to like it.

I have a busy week coming up, with travel and club as soon as we return, so I don’t know if I will have time or energy to do the next flower on Sunday.  I’ll try to have something to post at least, so I’ll see you then.

1 comment:

virtualquilter said...

Looks like fun, but also very fiddly!