Monday, January 23, 2017

CQ patch for Johnny

From time to time I participate in a Teesha Moore inspired patch swap. I made this patch for Johnny for an embroidered patch swap. Of course I thought about CQ and wondered if I could use it in a Teesha Moore inspired patch. To make it work I made it a bit bigger, it’s 5½ by 7¼ inch. I added lace and a rose charm, which was part of a necklace. I only used stranded floss on this patch.
On this seam I stitched feather stitch and decorated it with French knots.
Here I stitched crossed buttonhole stitch.
Vandyke stitch at the right and tied herringbone with straight stitches and beads at the left.
I secured the lace and the border with French knots. The lace is decorated with larger beads in the centre.
You can take a closer look at this CQ patch here.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Fancy Cats

This quilt was hidden in my cupboard for many years. I shared the start of this quilt in one of the early posts on this blog, when I only wrote them in Dutch. You can read them here and here. I finished the top in 2008, but never shared a photo. So this is how my top looked before I started adding the borders.
I already shared this progress photo on my Facebook blog, it’s one of sneak peeks I share from time to time. Here I was stitching the 36 inch seam of the first border, now I’m working on the second one. Of course it’s all done by hand!
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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Randje 53 & 54

I’m still working on my borders for Randje per week 2015. More info about this SAL at Randje per week. These are randje 53 & 54.
They were the last borders on page 9. Just click the photos to take a closer look.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Gate stitch

Sunday Stitch School is a private challenge at Queeniepatch, gate stitch is the 7th stitch. It was new to me, so I just had to give it a try. It’s a needlepoint stitch, but I first stitched it on 14 count Aida. The first sample is in green wool and is combined with cross stitch in purple perle 12.
My second sample is done in perle 8 and 12. Just take a closer look at my Aida sampler here.
And this is gate stitch on my pink 28 count linen needlepoint sampler. It’s done in perle 8. I used the instructions in Mary Thomas’s Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches.
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Maybelle Garden

There's not much time for blogging, but I'm still working on my Maybelle Garden blanket.
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Monday, November 28, 2016

Gingham Turtle

Some time ago I made this ATC for a colour combo swap. I used this crocheted turtle applique pattern and attached it to some pink Gingham. I used backstitches for the words. Just click the photo to take a closer look.
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