The Splendid Sampler™: Block 52

2016_08_14

The 52th block of The Splendid Sampler“Coneflowers” is designed by Pat Sloan, and is an appliqué block. I must say the timing is perfect, as around here the coneflowers are at their best!

Pretty straightforward block, I used fusible web to keep everything in place and secured the pieces with a blanket stitch for the flower and a backstitch for the stem, trying to play with the textures of both stitches. I’ve become a fan of variegated floss, I think it adds a wonderful touch to the finished work. In this case I used Cosmo variegated floss n. 5008 for the petals. The flower centre is stitched with DMC floss n. 844 and the stem with DMC n. 645.

A field of coneflowers, the pattern and more info are here.

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