|this is copyright free, from wikipedia (not my photo)|
She picked these for her grandmother when she was a child. Finding a good way to represent these has been challenging for me. I've done several unsuccessful attempts. It's true what they way about knowing your subject. I've been looking at these flowers a lot lately, and finally, I can say it's coming together! I started by sketching them from several stock photos on the net.
After many failed attempts at embroidering those, I tried a continuous line drawing like I would do if I were to free motion stitch this. One line... I repeated it several times until it felt easy.
And then out came the machine & thread to draw them all over again. IT WORKED. I love it! Eureeka!
|FINALLY - free motion lady slippers!|
So my next move is to draw out a sample border section with an assortment of flowers that I will later transfer in segments onto the quilt top's border. Commissions are always easier when your materials & ideas cooperate. ; )
see you Sunday!