Friday, March 27, 2009

Elle and Dave....Leaves and Flowers

I started the frame of leaves and flowers that will surround the central photographic image.
You know I can't stay away from flowers for long!

All of the leaves were machine appliqued with a clear thread in a narrow zigzag.

The flowers were made with the millinery tools that I wrote about here. I did add more glue to the glue/water ratio that I pre-soaked my petal fabric in, which helped the petals keep their shapes much better than my last batch of fabrics. And there is no fraying whatsoever.

Now for some fun viney embroidery....

8 comments :

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Allie, Your CQ for Elle and Dave is looking very beautiful and your creativity is stunning as usual. Hugs Judy

Kay said...

This will be something they will treasure.

Summerset said...

What a great way to commemorate this moment of their lives! I knew you'd add flowers and leaves!

Judy S. said...

Very pretty, Allie. I am sure this will be a special piece.

Plays with Needles said...

This is such a cute picture and them flairs are gettin' cuter by the minute. There's lots of pink happenin' so I'm guessing we're talking about a girl?? I bet it is fun to work with this palette after all that green...xo Susan

Patricia said...

They look so happy and the piece is so 'hip' looking. Really like the seam treatments. We all knew there had to be flowers!
Pat
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Yarner said...

After exploring your blog, I have to say that yours are the first collages I have ever seen that I liked. They are wonderful!

Pat O'Reilly said...

Hi there. I am on the hunt for fabric flower making tool set. A friend of mine, who lives in Ireland, is an up and coming designer of hats and she has asked me to see where I could get these tools I noticed that you had them in your Leaves and Flowers section. Can you give me any help