Beetles

My friend Maureen from CrazyQStitcher sent me the instructions and pattern for the beetle she had blogged the other day which I loved. Do have a look at Maureen’s beetle – it’s so life life it’s amazing.

I just had to have a little play and this is the end result……

Beetle
It is only about an inch long from head to end of the body.

I used silk thread that I had bought on ebay a while ago (sorry don’t know the name of it) and it’s wonderful to sew with – providing you only use 2 or 3 strands at a time – any more than that and it becomes a right royal pain…grin. I padded the “head” with a heavy cotton thread first then satin stitched over it. The stripes in the body and the legs are done in variagated silk thread as well. Not bad for a first effort, but I have a long way to go until I get to Maureen’s level.

I am toying with the idea of making a heap of different bugs and perhaps cqing them together with just simple seam treatments between each patch………the idea is brewing but whether it hatches into something is another matter.

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