This egg panel is very simple. I wanted to use the orange rose print just because I think it is so pretty. I tacked the fabric over a stiff card egg template, stitched almost all the way round it and then pulled the card through the gap. I find this is a good way to handle curves. Then, to give it some interest, I used variegated thread to go round it in beaded fly stitch:
I used very cheap glass beads from Tiger. Sometimes having cheap elements is good because it is easier to be generous with them. The fabric came from a cheap bargain bin at a quilt show. I suppose that lilac and tangerine isn’t everyone’s choice, but I really liked the exuberant full-blown roses which lent themselves to fancy-cutting here.
I don’t have much else to say about this one. It was quick and easy and has a bit of a sparkle but not enough to look flashy.