Garden Path - Jacket - Part XV
Coneflowers, Part 1
Judging by the comments, many of you really seem to like daises! Thank you all - they truly have been the easiest and nicest part of this project so far. Wish I could say as much for the coneflowers.
I made the templates for all the flowers months ago, and now am getting around to testing them before I use them. The daisy was great, the coneflower, not so great for a few reasons. One, the petals are really skinny. Two, really skinny petals means really skinny template pieces that break. Here's the original, cut out:
So, back to the drawing board for two more versions, one with six petals instead of eight and one with a slightly large center and five petals.
I'm thinking I might have to do two layers for this flower, offsetting the second layer to get the wide petals and the fullness of more petals at the same time. The template will need some tweaking - shorter petals and slightly thinner and rounder, plus shaving off a little of the center width. I think I can make this work.
Just for reference, here is the coneflower in context, pinned in place. Eventually, there will be black beads and sequins in the center cone portion.
Maybe tomorrow I'll have some *completed* coneflowers to show you. After that it is back to appliqueing stems for the flowers above the rose. Once those are on, I get to make the panises!
Parting Shot: Surprise! My husband has this large box partially filled with stuff to go out by the door. I heard some scratching in the box and thought a cat was in there and got stuck. No, no, it was my son. He's just small enough to fit in the box around the stuff.