Another TAST catch up stitch: Palestrina stitch, used as simple seam treatment.
This picture shows the June block and the adjacent block which is very heavy embellished. I have blogged about it here. To restore the balance some weight must be added on the burgundy patch. At this point I thought it might be a good idea to continue with the ribbon that I sewed on before, just to get more unity.
However the color of the ribbon doesn't match the burgundy.
As I went through my stash I found this special ribbon with exactly the right colors. There is a small strip on the edge of it that matches the burgundy exactly. But what do I do with it??? I fiddled a bit and....of course....a flower appeared;)
I gathered the ribbon with a threaded needle, the same way as you would gather a rick rack ribbon.
After some pulling and fiddling, actually a lot of fiddling, the flower got its shape and was fastened.
The inner triangles had to fit in exactly.
The gathered ribbon flower is sewed on and a large golden bead is added. The flower is about 1,5 - 2 cm large.
Three finished flowers are sewed in place, the fourth at the bottom is just on the border between two blocks and will have to wait.
The balance is getting better, I think that I will leave out the ribbon. The color is really yuck.