Nichole Vogelsinger/@wildboho is an embroidery master for sure, and reading through her challenge a second time enticed me to try the “found” pattern method. Basically you find a pattern that already exists in fabric, and in my case, I settled on a piece of Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi (why does the selvage say LOU LOU THI?) and fused it on to a fat quarter of Loominous that I actually purchased at Craft South when we were in Nashville last year.
And then I just made it up as I went along! My relationship with embroidery actually goes way back - something I used to do alot of. So it wasn't really a stretch to randomly stitch here and there. The 'shape' of the floral piece wasn't ideal, but it was at least interesting enough to give this a go. As with most challenges.... something to think about.