Saturday, July 30, 2011

Progress on the British Flag Block

The Rose of England

The Irish Shamrock - I used Gerry K's tutorial and made it on emerald green felt, outlining the shape with tiny chain stitches, then cutting out the shape after beading.  I used two strands of DMC and buttonhole stitch around the whole thing!

I was so lucky in two ways with my thistle.  I found this variegated dark green/purple thread for the leaves and stem, and the beads which look pretty good as the calyx.  

3 comments:

Laurie said...

Diane!! This is so beautiful! I love all the creative flowers and shamrock. Amazing job!

Cathy K said...

I love your rose and thistle. Oh, and the shamrock is pretty cool, too. Must try Gerry’s technique! I hope you’ll be bringing this block along (hint, hint). Hugs, Cathy

Katy said...

Wow! Your flag is going to be amazing when you are finished! I am really looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Katy