Second Hello Luscious Sampler

Amy FriendBasic Grey, embroidery, sampler17 Comments

Here is the second canvas that I made for BasicGrey exclusively using their new fabric line, Hello Luscious. I was just told to make something totally different from the last canvas. I love that kind of creative freedom! This is the 8″ x 10″ Laurel Canvas.

I decided that I wanted to embroider within the preprinted vine pattern. I used a simple backstitch for the vine with lazy daisy stitches for the leaves. I skipped smaller leaves but covered nearly everyone. I had no idea how long this would take when I started. I tend to underestimate time… It probably took me about 9 hours. But once I started, I couldn’t very well stop. I love how the embroidery softens the canvas and adds dimension too.

I covered buttons with a green lace Hello Luscious print and stitched those into the four small circles. Then I made little raw edge flowers for each of the nine larger circles using 9 different pink fabrics from the line.

When this one gets back from Houston, I want to see if my husband can build a shadowbox frame for it so it doesn’t get dusty so we can hang it in the living room which is all soft colors.
It’s hard to believe that both samplers were made using the same line of fabric because they each have a different feel but yet, when side by side, they are compatible. I didn’t think to take a picture of them together though!