Tracing berries just became a lot easier. First trace all the berries onto the fabric, then do a running stitch, about an eight of an inch from the edge of the circle, leaving thread tails long enough to draw the circles up around the templates, they vary, my favourite is the brass washers. One can use plastic, freezer paper, stiff card stock or even a fusible stabilizer.
This is the front, before cutting out all the circles to make the berries.
Pinning the fusible side to the wrong side of the fabric. These have been done, using short pins, which were anchored to the ironing board. Once fused, pull up the threads, just enough to create the berry.
brass washer method .
Attaching the berries, make a dot in the center of each circle, this is where the tail threads of the berries is anchored through to the back of block, in this case the circle for the compass.
The berry anchored on to the background, ready for stitching.
The berries can all be anchored in this way to save time, no need to pin them in place.
Berries stitched in place on the background.
A close up of the blue berries.
The ring with the blue berries was the one, which was stitched down in the end.
For a bit of fun, did a few berries using needle turn only, not so easy, especially at a quarter of an inch size.