Work on "Posh Poppies" continues apace. Now that I'm well into this project, I've decided to focus on it until it's finished, fearing that if I put it away I'll procrastinate about finishing it.
Last week I had one poppy finished. Monday of this week, I finished the other two large blossoms, though I might just re-do part of the second one as I'm not entirely satisfied. Here they are, lying on the background fabric and looking better in the photo than they do up close. ;-)
Monday I also finished the buds -- there are three of these -- and yesterday I worked my way through the leaves -- eight long ones plus three for the buds. As I progressed, I laid everything out on top of the pattern in the manner in which they are to be assembled in the final piece:
I took the photo later in the day so the green of the background and foliage seems to be showing up as grey -- it's not, really, of course!
Perhaps you can see something shiny underneath the petals and leaves. That's a transparent sheet left over from a laminating machine. My daughter's office has a laminator and goes through a great quantity of thus stuff. So far, they've been hanging on to it but haven't found a use for it. I brought an armload home with me on Sunday and used it to make the templates for the leaves in this piece, as well as for a surface on which to position the pattern pieces. These pieces aren't being fused -- they're being stitched down.
Today I'm tackling the stems for the poppies, using my trust 1/4" bias tape maker...and as is only fitting, linking in to The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday. Let's see what everyone else is up to, shall we?