I've been working on all sorts of appliqué stuff lately. This block is part of a "receiver's choice" block swap and the recipient of this block wanted botanicals. I took a picture of one of my daylilies and played around with it in PhotoShop until I was satisfied. Then I printed it out and used it to make this fused, machine-stitched version with some of my hand-dyed fabric. I hand embroidered the filiments and used a strand of fuzzy thread with a strand of regular thread to make the stamens.
I had a tough time with this one -- the receiver wanted "sweets" and I immediately thought, "chocolate!" But I couldn't figure out how to make a 9 inch block with the little candies on the fabric. Then someone (probably me) mentioned "wine" and the idea took off. This is a bottle of sweet wine along with the chocolates.
And in return, I received this adorable owl.
And this delightful turtle. I love the fabrics in both of these blocks!
To see other appliqué projects click here for Angie's blog.