By George, I think I got it! My iris yard flower has made it’s transformation from cut out….
I added some stitching to imitate veining, and yellow pipe cleaners for the horns. There are a few changes I will be making in reference to the upper petals. I will be rearranging them, to lend weight to the lower petals. The flower looks too balanced, if you know what I mean. Iris are never symmetrical! I spread them out to cover the base that I attached them to, big mistake. Next time I will cut out a bell shaped base to attach to.
Over all though, I am very happy with it. I think you can tell it is an iris, that is promising, and I will be able to play with some new fabric choices. This one was for me anyway, something I never do is keep my first one. LOL I am always giving them away to family.
I hope to make a few more and I will be sure to show you the improvements! A bloom that takes years to fade, hmmmmmmm who’d a thunk it?! Cyn