Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Starting Sutton Grange
Di Ford's pattern calls for broderie perse in the centre of the medallion and around the dresden plate. I did try a couple of motifs from my stash, but wasn't happy. In the end, I painted a stylised rose onto white cotton, using Derwent Inktense and Jacquard gold metallic textile paint. I repeated a smaller version in each of the four corners of the second border. Once the paint was set permanently, I appliqued the roses to the quilt. I used some half inch hexagons to replace the broderie perse around the dresden plate.I've had fun adding some beads and French knots to the flowers.