|Blue Linen Flowers - flower closeup.|
|Blue Linen Flowers - heart and flower closeup.|
|Blue Linen Flowers|
The flowers and hearts are have both been filled with a little filling via incisions from behind. I found it difficult to evenly distribute the filling and they are still quite lumpy. I think one needs patience to insert only very small amounts of filling. I am not sure the best filling to use either - I used white polyester soft toy stuffing, I thought it would be alright but it is very springy. Maybe something a bit denser would be better, perhaps pieces of soft cotton fill. That may be even more lumpy though.
I really enjoyed the cording. I stitched one line of stitching first, then lay the cord alongside and stitched it in place. That way I didn't have to thread it through and worry about getting around corners. It looks great encased in the linen, with the stitches on either side, and forms a good border around the trapunto flowers and hearts.
At close of weekend needle I was about halfway through some more exploratory stitch and fabric work that I can't wait to post.
Happy stitching everyone, Gilly