Back in November, I began experimenting with a little collection of blue and cream fabrics. I love working with just the two colours… playing with contrast and texture. The end result is a combination of many ideas and inspirations.
A Cornflower Gathering – Table Runner, began with an art nouveau obsession which developed into pattern repetition. I also found a gorgeous variegated thread (from the Cosmo Seasons range), which inspired me to experiment with a kind of "fabric variegation" in the borders.
This little project is rich in texture, despite it's simplicity in colour. The border's are ruched, which has given them a slight elevation as well as creating that variegation I was hoping to create. The swirling leaf curls and stems in particular have ended up looking like braid… a combination of chain-stitch and satin-stitch.
It's been a lot of fun, experimenting with various combinations of simple sewing techniques and different styles. The tricky part is the "naming". The flowers remind me of cornflowers… what do you think?
PS. Congratulations to Amber!! She is the winner of my Flood Relief Auction, and the recipient of 51 buttons!! Thank you to everyone who participated and a HUGE thank you to Toni and Carli of Make It Perfect, for organising such a wonderfully successful fundraising event. Just look at what we've managed to raise, thanks to their hard labour, patience, organisational skills and generous hearts.