Cone Flowers Applique

I have been busily working on my Level 3 Stitch homework. Each morning for the last couple of weeks, I have been working on my machine stitched applique piece. I based it on one of my paintings that I completed in Level 3 Art and Design.

Here’s the original painting. It was done with a mix of techniques and I thought it would make an interesting applique. I wanted to make the surface very textural to mimic the “texture” in the paint.

I finished it today. I stitched the tree trunk and the cone flowers today. I had a really good time with the background and used loads of loose threads, torn up burlap and cheese cloth in a variety of colors. The cone flowers were especially fun to stitch and I love the texture. So now it’s hard to decide whether I like the original better or the fabric applique piece. What do you think?

8 thoughts on “Cone Flowers Applique

  1. I don’t know how you did it, but the cone flowers are amazing! I do like the painting but I prefer the textile version – it’s so lively.

  2. For me the textile version is vibrant & textural. Very interesting to see the 2 together, one sparking the idea for the other. As Lyn says the cone flowers are amazing.

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