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15 March 2008

Rust Red Iris - Back Petal

Ok - this time I worked it from the top down, and it turned out perfectly, except ......
I nearly went MAD filling in the cream.

I wanted to avoid a herringbone look for the centre, but there seemed no way to get around it.
I did it 4 times, and tried using very long stitches (as the design does)

but then ended up with a lot of very small stitches, and texturally it looked terrible.

So I ended up doing it 'herringbone' last night.

Ooops - haven't done the turnover at the left top yet

It looks very red- but other petals have the brown of the hood, and will 'bring them together'.
I do love the graduating reds - it looks great!

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5 Comments:

OpenID paulahewitt said...

i like the graduated reds too, and the cream looks fine from here!

Saturday, March 15, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou!

I think I ended up with a much broader shape to put the cream in - so I had to do a lot more stitches than the few long cream ones you can see in the closeup of the design.

There's a nice big cream bit in the next petal, so it should all fit in.It won't be lonely :-)

Saturday, March 15, 2008  
Anonymous Dragonsally said...

Looking good! And the reds are gorgeous

Saturday, March 15, 2008  
Blogger MargB said...

Tremendous, it graduated beautifully. Amazing how you have done something so much more beautiful than it appears in the book!

Sunday, March 16, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Just different, I think :-)

Sunday, March 16, 2008  

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