Saturday, February 25, 2012

On the Homeward Stretch

I can now show you where I am going with my cloth that I have been doing for the last 6 weeks in Karen's class.
I still have to do a lot more stitching to secure some of the things that are pinned on and also the joing seams need some stitching on them.
Karen has added Chinese knots and button balls and Rouleau loops around the edge of her sample cloth but I have decided to put a 2" border around mine and then I will do some embroidery in areas of the borders.
I asked my daughter if she would like the dangly things or a border and she chose the border which pleased me enormously because I had visions of me having to make dozens of those Knots and balls.
Here is a close up of the left side where you can see Susan's name in Cross stitch and I have a Rouleau cord with Knots tied in it that weaves it's way up to the top right corner where my name is.They are both anchored to the cloth through an Eyelet stitch that I made and the cord goes through the holes.



This is the right side that shows all the different techniques that I have used.




This is the top right corner with my name in Cross stitch and a few Hexagons pinned down ready to be stitched.



And the bottom right corner which was the last block that I made.

There are Hexagons.Eyelets,Spiders webs Lazy daisy flowers Hedebo rings,Running stitch,French Knots and on the right hand side there is a short row of Chain stitch then a row of white Chain stitch whipped with pink thread and the last one is Alternating Chain stitch using pink and white thread.


I feel like a surgeon always having to wash my hands every time I want to stitch but it is worth it in the long run.

13 comments:

Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

I know the work that went into this. So beautiful...

Heather said...

This will be a family heirloom Doreen - you must be very pleased with it and your daughter will love it. There is so much lovely detail and texture - I'd love to see it 'in person'.

Janet said...

Your project is coming along beautifully. I like that it just has a touch of color with the pink.

I laughed at your last sentence about washing your hands. I must wash my hands about a million times a day because I get paint or something on them...and HB frowns on having paint in his food!

Maggi said...

This is a really beautiful piece Doreen and how nice that your daughter has been involved in the decision making.

MosaicMagpie said...

Lots of heartfelt stitching in this lovely piece! Good job, my friend.
Deb

shirley said...

This is stunning Doreen, with so much to see. I like the little pocket, and the way you have placed the rouleau across the seam. Using pink as a foil to the white is gorgeous. i love all of it. This is a real treasure.

Jenxo said...

oh doreen what a most beautuful sampler :) the soft pastel colors look perfect ....

Robin Mac said...

Doreen, this is just so beautiful, I wish I was in Canberra now so I could see it up closely! Susan is going to treasure it forever. Cheers

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Doreen... it is stunning... your work is gorgeous... and I love all the different techniques... and its softness... this will be a family heirloom...

Hugs
Jenny x

Angela said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful piece, Doreen. I can image the hours that have gone into this, but well worth all of the effort

karen said...

definitely worth it...you have created a beautiful and unique piece of art here....be very proud!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Doreen
An exquisite piece you are gifting your daughter - no doubt it will become a family treasure to pass on to furture generations too.
A wonderful accomplishment.
Shane

Joyfulploys said...

Hi Doreen...I've seen you comment at Janet's blog and thought I'd see what you do...I love love the quilt blocks you are making. How are you going to set them together? I'm doing something similar mixing vintage embroidery with new pieces...visit my blog and take a look. I haven't worked on my blocks lately so you may have to click back and time or two.
Mary