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« on: July 25, 2016 10:36:36 AM »

The theme for my Needlecraft Guild challenge this year was Around the Pond and this was my entry in the embroidery category. 


I made a cafe curtain because I needed one for a bedroom and also because all my embroidery has to justify its existence. so even a competition entry still has to be useful.
The background is white organza for the sky and blue for the water.  All the plants  are organza, fixed with fusible web and blanket stitched around the raw edges - apart from the iris and bulrush leaves and stems which are organza ribbon that was slip-stitched into place. The dragonflies wings are white organza with a silver print and they have bead heads and bodies.

I got the applique design for the irises from http://www.quilterscache.com/I/IrisWreathBlock.html nd the design for the frog from http://azcoloring.com/coloring-page/19879?album=frog-prince-coloring-pages

The curtain is lined with white organza and I used white satin bias binding to finish the loops for hanging.
There are a lot of mistakes. In particular one of the irises is concealing a large hole that I melted with the iron when applying fusible web.  Tongue  And my stitching got rather uneven towards the end.  But the judge liked it enough to give me third place which I was glad to have as it was rather more than it deserved.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016 11:00:08 AM »

I think it's beautiful!
Congrats with your well deserved third place!
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016 11:28:16 AM »

That's lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016 11:46:13 AM »

Thank you
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016 05:01:41 PM »

That is just lovely - very stained glass like!
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016 08:02:38 PM »

It's beautiful
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016 05:02:56 AM »

Thanks. I needed something that would let the light in so the stained glass effect was what I wanted.
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016 09:00:22 AM »

Congratulations on taking third place!  This is a nice pond environment arrangement; the pussy willows and crowned frog are my favorite elements.  I also like how the foreground foliage seems to be opening up, like curtains or doors, to present the center irises, lily pads, and frog.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2016 10:26:46 AM »

Thank you. I had a lot of fun designing it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016 05:51:22 AM »

What a gorgeous piece!
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