Friday, May 21, 2010

4-Way Butterflies Bargello, Final & Finished


And here it is in all it's final glory! The Bargello background uses a Watercolor plus 2 Silk & Ivory colors from the overdye. I had originally planned to use a Hilton stitch, maybe layered Crescents or something, for the center, but I decided that would be too prominent and I didn't want that. So I settled for sort of Bargello diamond with a cross stitch at the very center. I really like the way it turned out.
Here is the framed piece:

9 comments:

Kelly said...

I was wondering when the bargello was coming in. This looks very nice.

xinef said...

Oh my. That is beautiful.

threadmedley said...

I've seen this in person and it is fantastic! I love the colors and bargello stitching around the butterflies.

Sparkly Rock Girl said...

That's just lovely - beautiful restrained colours.

Alison

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is absolutely breathtaking!! You are too clever.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I love the background, Liz. It is muted but lively. Great job! Your friend is very lucky. Hope you are charting this out to sell later.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Looking again this morning - on my screen, the background looks like moire' - a lovely effect!

Cool City Stitcher said...

This is exquisite stitching and the design is so unique. Gorgeous!

melitastitches4fun said...

Wow - the background really allows the butterflies to fly off the piece. Very interesting to look at.