It's always such fun to participate in Carol from Just Let Me Quilt's blog hops! This time the theme is color it red. Simple....just has to be red. I decided to play with this theme and create an all red flower.
I've been playing a lot lately with using nontraditional fabrics in my applique. It's fun to try something different and to get different effects. This flower has two different kinds of velvet (see the light orangey petals with the curves? Velvet.
I also has a bunch of different kinds of leather. Look closely below. You can see the curvy velvet. The triangles just below it are leather as is the curve at the top. The big dark piece in the flower? Suede leather. In fact, I think there are six different red leathers in this piece. Can you tell I've been collecting? LOL..
Look closely...how many different fancy fabrics can you spot? I also had fun doing all the blanket stitching in the same red thread. That saved so much time!
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