I like the roses from this fabric as they look old. I used needle turn for the vase and machine blanket-stitched the flowers and leaves.
I've also been working on Block #5 of the Chester County Criswell quilt - the crazy nasturtiums. I liked the way Sharon used two fabrics and decided to look at some pics of nasturtiums on the internet. I liked this one because of the blue hue in the leaves as I am using blue fabrics (instead of green).
For the stem I traced around freezer paper with a silver gel pen.
Then when I came to the leaves I was going to use the freezer paper and starch method but I couldn't get smooth curves.
So changed tack and decided to trace the shapes directly onto the fabric using the light table (box). I should do this more often as it completely by-passes the use of freezer paper.
Two leaves done and five more to go - one for each day on the bus next week. Then I'm on holiday for a month - woo-hoo!
I'd better start thinking about Christmas, might even put up the tree today.