Where I share my projects; the progression from start to finish (often with more in the starting department, and less in the finishing)
Friday, July 22, 2011
Finally, a Friday Finish. How's that for alliteration?? This is the final applique border for the internation round robin I have been participating in. I think it is only about 2 months late... well, maybe not quite but not far off. I decided to do hand blanket stitch around the leaf shapes, but it has taken considerably longer to complete than I had intended. But I am pleased with the overall impression, and the blanket stitch repeats the theme started with Linda's butterflys, which she also hand blanket stitched around. I think having continuity is the most important thing about round robins, and participants need to repeat elements to keep the final design strong. I used fabrics both in my leaves and backgrounds that picked up the colours from the original block plus additional rounds. Also some more sublte continuity - the cornerstones have a print on them that reminds me of scales - referencing the gecko, plus the actual shape of the leaves resembles the geckos toes. Anyway, I like it and I hope Viv does to.