A Field of Flowers Finish!

A couple of days ago I showed you my field of flowers embroidery, the actual embroidery was a kit from Anne Brooke, I then decided to make it into a little wall hanging using log cabin patchwork.

This is where I was when I last showed you…Embroidered filed of flowers

I spray basted the finished piece onto some batting with that pretty meadow-sweet fabric on the back. I did some very simple quilting, just a square round the flowers and again next to the next seam.

Just in time I remembered Claire had a clever way of adding hanging corners by folding a square in two to make a triangle and stitching one either side of the top edge. I think it makes a pretty neat hanger!

I added another strip of the purple flowered fabric to bind the bottom edge and then hand stitched them all over to the backing.

The front needed a little something else…

A while ago I bought some tiny mother of pearl buttons just for this kind of project, I think they are 8mm and 6mm, I stitched an 8mm one in each square along the bottom. I was planning to put a charm in the top right hand corner but the only ones I had were silver and it just looked too shiney, I tried a bigger button, still not right. In the end I stitched a tiny pink bead at the end of each feather stitch and called it a day!Field of Flowers Embroidery

I rather like my field of flowers, I think I will hang it just next to my computer in my sewing room.

 

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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19 Responses to A Field of Flowers Finish!

  1. Donnalee says:

    I do like that too. I always enjoy your colour palettes–

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  2. claire93 says:

    that’s a lovely wall-hanging and those mother-of-pearl buttons are the perfect finishng touch.
    Glad my little triangles on the back idea came in handy ^^

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  3. tonymarkp says:

    What a work of art! I love it.

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  4. katechiconi says:

    Very pretty 🙂

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  5. anne54 says:

    The beads add just the right amount of bling and interest. The little bee is an inspired touch too!

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  6. Melody A. says:

    just so sweet and special to look at ! Happy Sewing from Iowa

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  7. Faby Reilly says:

    I love it! It’s so pretty!!!

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  8. kathyreeves says:

    The beads and buttons are just what it needed, what a nice wall hanging! You’ll smile every time you see it.

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  9. So sweet! 😍 I agree with Kathy – it will bring a lot of smiles! 🙂

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  10. Jill says:

    Great idea to make your embroidery project into a pretty wall hanging. Neat and tidy stitches I might add. I have yet to do color shading. It does add interest.

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