I am currently a stay-home-mum with two little boys who are 3 and 4. I originally learnt to sew as a bit of a counterbalance to the large amount of time I was spending spotting diggers and rubbish trucks and playing games where you have to yell rarrrhhh. I now enjoying spending the rare quiet moments in the day sewing, crocheting, drawing and photographing sunsets. I also have some fun writing my blog Hoppo Bumpo
About my square…
My square is an appliqued cherry tree - a motif inspired by spring and my love of blossom. Most of my sewing is relatively functional, so this was a lovely opportunity to experiment and try and create something decorative and textural.
The tree branches are free motion machine stitched silk dupion and the twigs have been created using braided embroidery floss. Some of the leaves are overedged by machine and others are hand chain and blanket stitched. The leaves are only partially caught onto the fabric to give some depth to the applique. The blossom is overedged by hand and most of the flowers have red glass beads and looped metallic embroidery floss beads in the centres.
The truth in nature is that cherry blossom and fruit would not be found on the one tree, but I really couldn't resist sneaking some beautiful red shell buttons in as cherries!