Carnations and Baby's Breath

Kimber Pekora 2004

   
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This Motif Adapted from Marsha Michler's Motifs for Crazy Quilting.

Carnations:

Using approximately. 10" of 7mm silk ribbon make a gathering stitch along one edge of the ribbon lengthwise, I use invisible thread, pull the thread and gather the flower. Stitch the ends together. You can stitch it into place and create your motif. I added some leaves with 7mm green Silk Ribbon using a lazy daisy stitch. I then used 2mm Green Silk ribbon and the fly stitch to add fern like leaves.

Baby's Breath:

First create some Branches using the stem stitch. Using 4mm White Silk ribbon add French knots. Vary your tension when pulling the knots to make larger and smaller baby's breath flowers.

Carnation made with Bias Silk Ribbon.

Using approximately. 12" of 13mm Bias Silk Ribbon, Fold the ribbon in just about half lengthwise. Run a gathering stitch along the folded edge. Pull thread and stitch ends together. *Fluff* the flower out by gently separating the folded edges. Use the point of a needle and fray the edges of the flower petals. .You can stitch it into place and create your motif.

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