Monday, August 6, 2012

Sun-Printed project continued

I found the center of that Dogwood blossom to be very interesting, it is a fabulously textured sphere
So, I wanted to create something interesting at the center of my sun-printed blossoms, "flat" was simply not going to do! I began with a small bead which was placed  in a circle of wool that I gathered up tightly around it to form a sphere I could stitch on, then, one by one stitched small beads to the wool.

actual Dogwood center (far left) bead and wool (center)  finished beaded center (right)

I made a few different sizes to co-ordinate with the various sizes of blossoms, for the smallest ones I just stitched small, layered, clusters of beads

14 comments:

Robbie said...

Wonderful! You are such a wonderful, creative artist for sure!

Rosalind said...

They look so juicy don't they? :o)
Loving how the dogwood is turning out.

PS.I used similar idea to make brambles (blackberries?) for an autumn fairy doll last year

Karen S said...

Oooh -- these are so cool! I love the dimensional thing you have going on with the quilting and the beads!

Needled Mom said...

The piece looks fabulous and the centers really add a nice effect to it.

Amy Art Quilter & Fyber Cafe said...

I love the bead centers, such a rich dark green color! Good way to get them spherical, around a wood bead, You can just try to felt a wool bead too.

Dolores said...

Great 3D additions.

Maggi said...

Looks fantastic. The centres are so right for the piece.

landscapelady said...

very cool!! perfect addition - thank you for sharing the journey :-)

Joan said...

So creeative - I love how you came to this...its so effective~!

Createology said...

Now this is the perfect center for your Dogwood blossoms. Your work is always a pleasure to absorb. Blissful and Creative Stitching Dear...

chris said...

Can only add that I think the centres are great too - the colour is just right - have loved watching this quilt grow.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful. That was such a neat idea:)

Kim said...

Fabulous.....what a great imagination you have! These look just lovely.

Happy Sewing

marshaleith said...

this is stunning!

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