Once I had the background and leaves finished, it was time to focus on the flowers. First, I auditioned fabrics.
I had quite a big selection of fabrics to choose from, so it was easy to use a different fabric for each petal.
Next, I started adding white flowers with open petals. I love these and I’ve been using them a lot lately.
They add a nice “variety of scale,” don’t you think?
I stitched them on with contrasting orange thread.
The inspiration photo had a lot of small flowers at the bottom left of the stairs. I gave them an artistic nod with a variety of orange circles.
Finishing touches in the next post!