Friday, 28 February 2014

Red Delight

Not long after the colour was announced I was putting together a Christmas cushion cover for my guild which included a large red felt poinsettia flower in the middle of the cushion.  I had lots of bits of felt over, found the background fabric and promptly put this little number together.


Afterwards I thought, what a cop out. Seeing I had plenty of time still to go I carried on looking for some inspiration which I am afraid did not happen hence this is it.  A sweet little red and black number! 

9 comments:

  1. Not a cop out at all, it's lovely. The flowers contrast beautifully with the background, and I think the small red dots of colour hold the whole thing together.

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  2. I love the black and red contrast - takes the piece away from the usual Christmas connotations of Poinsettias very nicely. Red dots are a nice detail. There's a good mix of spikes and curves. Definitely not a cop out.

    Hilary

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  3. I think it's charming, Phil. I like the dimensionality you have achieved with the flowers, and the background design is a bold contrast.

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  4. It is a sweet piece - and very nicely done. The leaves and quilting help balance the strength of the flowers.

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  5. Beautiful stitching. You have also nailed the colour perfectly!

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  6. I really enjoy all the textures here and love the choice of background fabric with this colour.

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  7. great quilting. you have integrated the 3D flowers with the rest of the piece which is small in size and almost monochromatic, very successfully.
    well done phil

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  8. Very pretty! What a bonus to have it done so quickly.

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  9. Even though we have chatted about your piece having studied it again I love it - your flowers contrast beautifully with the background and it is a really charming piece. Aren't these 3D felt flowers fun to do. Makes me want to do more with this technique.

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