My Stitch Along for June week 3
It's been a busy week for me so it was quite nice to relax into my stitch along project today. I had an idea of what I was going to do for the stitching, so I jumped right in.
I decided to change out my thread choice and use colors closer to the flowers I created last week.
I started stitching the inner petal sections using a matching blue thread, but first I removed the center circle. I figured that would make it easier to stitch and move from petal to petal.
First I stitch just on top of the blue section...
then just off the edge...
I didn't worry about being too accurate as I think it adds more interest over all.
Before changing out the blue thread, I decided to do one more round, this time midway in the dark section of the petal - echoing the blue - so there is my word "echo" for this week.
I like that effect. I completed the first flower and then moved onto the other two. This time I did all the blue stitching on one petal before moving onto the next. That sped things up a little. Here is how the three flowers look.
Now I changed to the bright pink thread. I thought it might be interesting to stitch the dark section using this as well as the outer section.
I used the same pink thread for all the flowers.
For the center I stitch three rounds in gold.
I tried stitching a gold ring further away from the center as you can see below, but I didn't care for that so ripped it out again.
Here is a closer look at the stitching. I think the blue and pink stitching on the dark makes it blend through the petal better.
This is how it looks with the flowers all stitched.
Now onto the leaves. I used just the light thread to double stitch around both sections of each leaf.
I was going to echo some leaves with stitching, but cannot quite decide whether to or not.... and I still need to add in the "sparkle". I think I will leave that till next week. In the meantime, you might like to make some suggestions on how I should "sparkle" up this project.
The full photo can be seen in the June Gallery along with some of the other progress pieces. Be sure to check it out.