There are indeed some flowers blooming now, in spite of ALL OUR RAIN (this is getting to be a sore subject), so I decided to add my first flowers to the inner portion of the quilt....timidly, along the edges, and blending in with their backgrounds...but still, the first flowers have gone on!
Let's start with the wisteria....
The blooms are a little more violet colored here, but that was the ribbon I had on hand.
Can you see the burned-edge silk leaves above the blooms?
This is a nice way to get a finished edge, and you get that little black outline, too.
The cornflowers in the garden are a robust and actually quite invasive plant. I try and restrain them to one area of the garden....
These were a favorite flower of my mom's so I love growing them. The ants love them too, and crawl all over them.
Cornflower supplies! (*Freda, do you recognize the shiny ribbon and the cool black thread?*)
The first clump.
I think these are going to spread out on my quilt, too, just like they do in the garden...I'll add some more in a spot where they will show up a little better.
And of course I will have to sew on some ants....then the chives will go on.
I want to thank you all for your lovely comments as I work along on this quilt. Lucinda from Belvedere Beads said it was like watching a romance unfold. That is how it feels to me, for sure...