Sunday, August 11, 2013

Serendipity Sunday–Campanula


Also called “Bellflower” this week’s flower is common across Europe, also found in North America.  There are many varieties, one of which is Canterbury Bells.  Now that is one I have heard of!


To get the bell shape I started with the hexagon.


A dart was stitched and then opened flat.  This time, there were precise measurements for the stitching points . . . those are the kind of instructions I like!


A couple of folds and then a gathering stitch across the top.  Stitching through all those layers of fabric was the hardest part of this flower!


The leaves were made simply by gathering a length of ribbon.


And a small pearl finished off each of the flowers.


Here they are all finished!  You may notice that one of them is “inside-out”.  Ahem.  Apparently my spatial visualization skills are not as good as they used to be!  But it serves as a bit of contrast to give interest.  Right!  That’s what I’ll tell anyone who asks.  LOL!


And here we have the summer panel so far.  Half way!  I hope you are enjoying this series.  I sure am!

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