When Gemia of Phat Quarters intorduced the idea of embroidery hoop art to me I must admit it took a little bit of brainstorming to create something that would really showcase how beautiful each print really is and how they could come together as a whole.
The print that spoke volumes to me was Sky, so I started with that one. I love how you can play with the fabric placement in the hoop and not get the same image.
After the hand embroidery was done I felt my sky look a little empty so I decided to appliqué some feathers from the fabric print by the same name. I love that the feathers added a little dimension to my work.
Again, thinking of fabric placement I went with Wild Horses...making sure I got an image of the horses running and not cutting off legs or heads. Yes it will take up a little more fabric that way, but so worth the effort.
Then wanting to combine all the fabrics into one piece I used 2.5 inch squares to create a miniature quilt. Don't look too closely though, I must admit I'm not a quilter.
The original plan was to create three hoops but the project took on a life of its own and I still had fabric left to play with...so Diamonds in the Rough got some Feathers appliqué to it and I also wanted to show more of the pinks that we see in Sky. Then finally is a 5 inch hoop I framed out Wild Flowers.
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Take time to check out the other posts and see how they were inspired by these beautiful prints form Monaluna!
Until next time, xx.