Sunday, March 24, 2013

Twenty Years in the Garden...the Wildflower Bed

Always, the wildflowers are welcome in the garden!
Here is the bed "planted" to them in this quilt...

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They are kind of generic flowers, but I was thinking of California poppy, nicotiana, cosmos....and a few others whose names I forget!

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In the comments for my last post Rebecca Grace asked:
I noticed you singed the silk ribbon cut into leaves for one plant, but not for the cauliflower. Did you do anything to prevent those little bits from fraying apart?

Also, do you do all of your embellishing embroidery by hand, or do you ever incorporate decorative machine stitches or embroidery into your work as well? 


As to the first ?, I didn't do anything to prevent the little leaves from fraying on the cauliflower.  If they fray, they fray...and I'll pretend it was those cabbage worms that did it!

And for the second?, in this quilt all the embroidery is by hand.  But I am definitely exploring the inclusion of decorative machine stitches in other work.....

Two more beds to go.....

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3 comments :

Suztats said...

It's a wonderful garden!

Sande said...

Cabbage worms? Yea, where are all the bugs?

Deb H said...

Amazing & really beautiful Ally! Your work is always stunning!