I am still working on this months Sew Sociable challenge (to use applique to create a floral sampler). I have decided to base this on some gorgeous sixties inspired floral prints (see my pinterest board for more images) which lend themselves to applique because of the limited colour palettes. I have already created one using reverse applique but I was inspired to create one using this simpler (but more time consuming!) method of hand sewing.
The pattern was inspired by this amazing piece of vintage fabric:
A close up of my design: Beautiful coloured felts