Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vintage CQ...Flower #10

Using one of Patricia Eaton's images on this post as inspiration, I created the motif for Vintage Flower #10.
There were a lot of knots (done with 3 strands of silk floss from Vicki Clayton).

Maybe the same effect could be gotten with needlepunch....it would be so much quicker. I'll try that with another of the flowers down the line.

Meanwhile, the basil bed calls out to be harvested and made into pesto.....

15 comments :

FredaB said...

Hi Allie

Very pretty. I thought they were punchneedle until I read your message.
I was at JoAnnes today and was looking through the books and there was a beautiful one for punchneedle. It is "Punchneedle on a grand scale" by Sharon A. Smith. It is all mainly different flowers and leaves and is the first thing in ages to get me excited again about pnchneedle. The shading on the leaves, etc. are great. I bought it with a 40% coupon . It lists for 19.99. Have a look up in Amazon.

How many freezers does that man fill? His garden is wonderful. He should put a stand out at the side of the road. Are any of you vegetarians?

Hugs

Freda

Raspberry said...

I love it! Gorgeous. My mother and I make pesto from our basil too - it's so fabulous in soups and for sauces...and of course my favorite, on pizza!

Dena said...

This block is stunning. Wonderful job!

Judy S. said...

Hi Allie, Are you melting like we are? I've been watering my pots morning and night! And our cats are wishing for a haircut.....

You sure did do a lot of knots. I've just discovered that all these years I've done French knots incorrectly...now to learn the right way! And by accident I recently bought a really cute pattern that requires punchwork so will be learning that, too. Gotta keep the old brain functioning, right? Stay cool!

Aida Costa said...

That many knots would give me fits - I can't seem to 'get' french knots no matter how I try!! The effect is very beautiful.

Barbara C said...

Great textures! I agree that it does look like needlepunch.

Ann Flowers said...

Wow that is beautiful. Very pretty. What a nice job. I love your knots. I have a couple of tree's with knots only boy does it take some time to make but i love how you can control the texture with knots!!

Willa said...

Pesto is yummy on zucchini with onions.. yum! Like Freda, I thought it was punchneedle also. Lovely work.

Susan/CqLily said...

I love the #10 flower...May be a lot of knots, but I am not sure the punchneedle would have the exact same vintage look! Beautiful choice and another beautiful flower! I love watching what you come up with next!

Walden said...

It is so very beautiful!

Marg said...

How would needle punch work on a silk base, though? Hmmm....

Plays with Needles said...

It's so nice to be back in Allie's world of flowers and vegetables!! The french knots may have taken a while but I like the contrast they offer to the other techniques. And I'm SO jealous of the pesto. Do you have a good recipe? Do you freeze it? xxx Susan

Patricia said...

Allie, such a pretty flower. I thought it was needlepunch. Can't believe you did all those knots, my hands would cramp up for sure!
Pat
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Robin said...

Needle punch would be too uniform and flat looking... I like this better! Hugs, Robin

Conni said...

Those flowers are so beautifully stitched!