I’ve started quilting it with a YLI Variations, one of my favorite threads. A 35 weight 100% polyester that performs beautifully without breakage, shredding, or fussiness whatsoever. I have a darker green Masterpiece 50 wt on my bobbin. I’m planning on using a second thread color, likely in orange, so it will show up on the fabric. It will be another flower design which will overlap the green flower.
And now for the real thing. The one above is either shy, or waving at me! That center looks so cool and smooth, makes me want to touch it… (and I would except that would play havoc with allergies!) And below, the yellow pollen sticky-pokey pollen stamens and dark seed pods developing have great texture. See the bee tucked in for his evening snooze in the bottom curve?
Sunflowers… so popular, and I never tire of trying to get a cool picture of one.
But what about “Bud?” Aren’t they too, just so cool? Don’t you just love those perfect little points? They are so graceful and have such intertwining perfection, with a hint of mystery as they begin to unfold. Hmmm… a terrific free motion motif in the making! I think I’ll call it “This Bud’s For You!” LOL.
And don’t forget those ‘hairy’ stems?! Sorry, can’t think of a more flattering term at the moment!! I’ve been doing some sketching with paper and pen lately, and plan to post some ideas and styles I love. Maybe you will find some inspiration here, too!
EnJOY your day!
sunflowers are always an inspiration to me. their color, shape…everything! last summer my sister's daughter used sunflowers in her wedding. they were fun, beautiful and so cheerful!
I'm hearing ya! I have some roosters and sunflowers in my ufo pile. great inspiration!