I was paired with @marionberries in the inspiration flag swap. If you have seen her work, you know she does some pretty awesome free motion stitching! I have played around with it and love it, but I just don’t get much occasion to do it.
I started by lightly penciling what was supposed to be a Queen Anne’s lace flower…well, once I got stitching, I realized that I could not make small enough circles yet…so it became some sort of rose/peony/imagined flower instead. No mistakes, right? ha
I used watercolors to color in the flower and leaves. I used Posca markers to add some gold dots and splattered white all over as well (which, didn’t really work well since the fabric absorbed most of it!) .
I used denim as the background and muslin for the embroidery. The red fringe was a small piece leftover from the trim on my sewing chair. The whole thing seemed unfinished without more color, so I ripped up some rainbow fabric and made fringe for the bottom.
I didn’t take a picture of the back, but, I liked how it formed another picture of the flower in black thread. I love @marionberries free spirit, which is why I chose those words (done with fabric markers and put on with heat bond).