To finish off the Cornflower and Strawberry panel of my five-sided box, I just needed to stitch the strawberry flowers in the bottom right hand corner. The petals were outlined in split back stitch and filled with satin stitch padding, and then a top layer of satin stitchworked on top. Tiny yellow French knots filled the centre, and single lazy daisy stitches worked in dark green completed the flowers.
The leaves were stitched in straight stitches, with a line of stem stitch along the central vein.
This is how this panel looks, now that it is finished:
I’ve tried to show the effect of the satin stitch padding, and how much difference it makes to this design, by taking this sideways-on picture:
As I finish each panel, I keep thinking ‘I like this one best’….until I start the next one 🙂