The finished CQJP April block. I mean finished for this moment. I'm not sure if the orange patch needs more embellishing. We will see about that later.
First I sewed on the beads for the twig.
I started the leaves with detached chain stitch for the central vein. Than straight stitches for the padding. Long and short buttonhole stitch for the leaves, followed by long and short stitch. This leaves could be stitched with only buttonhole stitch. I feel that the stitches get too long that way.
Three pansy buds stitched with long and short buttonhole stitch and straight stitch. The sepals are stitched with three detached chain stitches.
The stems are embroidered with whipped detached chain stitch.
Finally the stumpwork pansy was attached. There are a few tiny white threads peeping out. They will be cut...very carefully.
The completed pansy.