Friday, March 18, 2011

February Violets

My mom guessed the flower for February... what can I say? She must know me.

Here are the 6 violets. There was as much stitching in this section as on some whole temari! I do like how they turned out, but with this set I feel the difference to off-set them from the flowers around them a little bit, I think because they are smaller. I want some foliage too, but I am not sure how to add it, not knowing how the flowers here and in the other squares are going to work out. At this point I am thinking of just bordering the pentagons with a couple of rows of outline in a medium to light green, but I cannot do that until all the divisions are set.

These flowers are stitched with pearl #8 for both the petals and the French knots.


I am having so much fun looking for flower patterns in my books. I tried a cherry blossom (for April or May, I forget), and then took it out to try again. I have to decide whether to set them straight or offset inside the pentagons. I hope I can make the right choice without messing up the stitching surface; some times it comes down to trial and error.

Onward and Upward!