Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Finished Flowers

The beginning steps to making these flowers is posted here. Lots of the blossoms and leaves are under the netting. Some leaves and petals are sewn to the surface leaving loose edges for an added dimension. I've based these flowers, their leaves, and growth patterns on real flowers.
The yellow flowers are Partridge Pea and the red-violet ones are Purple Poppy Mallow.
The white ones are a stalk of New Jersey Tea flowers while the others are Pale Purple Coneflowers.
And these flowers are Tall Coreopsis.

At this point I can only show bits of the flower pieces I'm creating. Someday the whole pieces will be posted along with why they're being made.

13 comments:

Beverly said...

You truly have a genius for taking a sow's ear (scraps) and turning them into silk purses. Images like these are what I am hungry for, I am so ready for spring and some color!

jay670120 said...

These are amazing x
x jayne x

Kay said...

The basically realistic flowers and the soft impressionistic background the ort work gives make a beautiful combination.

Libby Fife said...

The piece is looking good-can't wait to see the whole thing!

arlee said...

i love the way you have let the dimension and shape of these stay natural, rather than flattening them down with stitching--marvellous realism.

Pat Winter said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful!
Sunny smiles,
Pat

Endy said...

Molto belli!...colorati!

McIrish Annie said...

Your flowers are so lovely and a welcome for us in the north who don't see anything but brown.

Love the idea for hanging the quilts. I've been using the flat wooden strips for a while but have been sliding them into a sleeve. Silly me! the corners are soo much faster and easier.

you are a genius, Nellie!!

teodo said...

Nellie with this amazing quilt in your house there is a wonderful spring.
ciao ciao

maggi said...

These are looking so good. It will be great to see the whole thing.

Kim Hambric said...

As usual, beautiful work. I love the textures. Looking forward to seeing the complete pieces.

Amy said...

The Prairie Flower series is stunning.

Loreen Leedy said...

Wonderful use of various techniques in combination to achieve the desired effect. Will enjoy seeing the finished works.