May Stitch Along Rules Week 1

Posted by Ruth on 29 April 2016 | 4 Comments


Let's get back to our regular stitch along challenges - yes I'm a little late at posting, but hey there's no hurry. The main thing is we enjoy the creativity. So for our May stitch along, let's focus on a nature, a flower in fact. Some while ago I was out walking and captured this photo of a beautiful hibiscus flower which is what I'm going to use. Of course, if you have your own flower, then use that otherwise you are welcome to use mine for this month's challenge.

hibiscus flower for May challenge rules

As part of the challenge, let's think up possible techniques that could be used to create this flower - pieced? appliqued? stitched?

Once you have an idea of various ways to create this, select one technique and gather your supplies. You might want to draw up a sketch of how you want to do this or just think of ideas and write them in the comments below. Even if you are not joining the challenge, we'd still like to hear how you might make this flower. Let's see how many variations you can think up!

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  • I am still laid up from surgery so I will posterized appliqué, thread paint and quilt on home machine. Maybe blurr the back ground. Still thinking.

    Posted by Marie Millis, 01/05/2016 9:52am (4 years ago)

  • I would like to try the Neocolor 11 artist crayons I recently purchased to paint this flower. Then applique it to a painted background.

    Posted by chris landis, 30/04/2016 6:29pm (4 years ago)

  • applique, foundation piecing

    Posted by Lorraine, 30/04/2016 12:04pm (4 years ago)

  • Perfect challenge for me. I just spent the last week taking pictures of local wildflowers.
    Here are my thoughts applique with maybe some paint, then some stitching. That center says French knots to me and maybe a few beads. Maybe this would be a good one for three dimensional applique or shadow added to create the dimension. I will be joining this challenge.

    Posted by Barbara, 30/04/2016 8:20am (4 years ago)

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