I finished block 8 for my crazy Monday quilt. The rickrack is attached with French knots and the flower ribbon with backstitches. There is a bigger photo here with more info about the stitches. This morning I made a new block with a bee.
maandag 31 augustus 2009
zondag 30 augustus 2009
Last week I made a birthday card. I used this Quaker style pattern with 2 strands of red DMC 321.
Geplaatst door Annet op 15:58 1 opmerking:
Labels: cross stitch, embroidery
woensdag 26 augustus 2009
Groninger blanket additional block 8
I didn’t do much knitting the last few weeks, but I finished a new block yesterday. I got the idea for this pattern while I was making dinner, because I used it for my hot pads too! I need to make 6 more blocks.
Geplaatst door Annet op 17:25 1 opmerking:
dinsdag 25 augustus 2009
Pattern darning 1
Pattern darning is the August challenge for Stitch Explorer. It’s not completely new for me, I did some kogin in March. For this sample I used the same fabric (dark blue even-weave) and the same thread (ecru DMC broder special). I like the patterns Sharon mentioned in her challenge, so I used one of the narrow bands. The size is 2¼ x 3¼ inch, so I can make an ATC of it. I want to make my own pattern for my next experiment, so I have some designing to do!
maandag 24 augustus 2009
Crazy Monday 8
This week I finished the embroidery on block 7 of my crazy Monday quilt. The little cupcake is embroidered: the cake is made of large whipped buttonhole stitches, I used spiral trellis stitches for the topping and a cast on stitch to make a cherry. I wrote about the other stitches on my Flickr-page.In my new block I used a lovely cat. I hope to do the embroidery on it this week.
Geplaatst door Annet op 15:52 1 opmerking:
Labels: CQ, crazy Monday, crazypatchwork, cupcakes, embroidery, trellis stitch
zondag 23 augustus 2009
Long and short stitch 1
Last year I skipped the long and short TAST stitch, because I thought it was too difficult. Now there are great long and short stitch shading lessons at Needle ‘n Thread, so I just had to give it a try. The stitches at my first 2 rows were a bit short, so I made them bigger each new row. I think it looks good for a first try. This is the first box of lesson 1, I have one more box to stitch.
Geplaatst door Annet op 16:10 1 opmerking:
Labels: embroidery, long and short stitch
zaterdag 22 augustus 2009
There are a lot of different colours in my TUSAL-jar this month. I did the embroidery on 4 new crazy Monday blocks. Just take a look at block 4, 5 and 6. Next Monday I’m going to write about block 7. There are also threads of 2 TAST stitches (rice stitch and knotted buttonhole band), a second contemporary embroidery experiment and a card for a new baby girl.
Update 2009-08-25: Block 7
Update 2009-08-25: Block 7
Geplaatst door Annet op 17:24 2 opmerkingen:
vrijdag 21 augustus 2009
This lovely ATC was in my mailbox yesterday. It is made by Linda and I sent her one of my scrappy hearts.
Geplaatst door Annet op 17:22 Geen opmerkingen:
maandag 17 augustus 2009
Crazy Monday 7
Block 6 for my crazy Monday quilt. The size is 6 x 6 inch (about 15 x 15 cm). I received the button in a swap with Helen. You can see it bigger here with info about the stitches I used. This is my new block, I finished it this afternoon.
Geplaatst door Annet op 16:54 Geen opmerkingen:
zondag 16 augustus 2009
Bubble and squeak
I made these ATC's for a blue and yellow swap. I was inspired by these ATC’s. She made a great tutorial a few days later. I used yarn, fabric and sequins between bubble plastic. It was fun to see how it changed after ironing it between baking paper. I only swapped 2 of them, so the others are still available for a swap if you are interested. Take a look at the photo here to see which ones are available. I received these ATC’s from Colleen (left) and Alicia for the same swap.
Geplaatst door Annet op 17:55 5 opmerkingen:
zaterdag 15 augustus 2009
It's a girl!
This morning we visited my brother and his wife to see their new baby. She was born on August 11. I used this lovely pattern to make a card. The embroidery is done with 2 strands of DMC.In the last few months I worked on a little quilt for my new niece. I used 4 patterns from the book ‘Teddy Bear Redwork’ by Jan Rapacz. My eldest daughter came up with the name of the quilt: ‘k Zag vier beren. This is Dutch for I saw 4 bears, an alteration of the Dutch song for children.
Geplaatst door Annet op 16:27 1 opmerking:
Labels: embroidery, quilt, redwork
donderdag 13 augustus 2009
Buttonholed herringbone stitch
. . . is the name of the stitch I used for the last seam of my crazy Monday block. It is one of the stitches in my embroidery book: Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb. I was very happy with the result, it looks like scalloped lace. The foundation of this stitch is a large herringbone stitch. Then I made a buttonhole stitch over this foundation. Next Monday I will show you the block with the embroidery, but I wanted to share this lovely stitch.
Geplaatst door Annet op 15:59 4 opmerkingen:
Labels: crazy Monday, embroidery
dinsdag 11 augustus 2009
Today there was a lovely clown ATC in my mailbox. Jared made it for me. The other ATC arrived last month from China and was made by MidiAna. She altered a Chinese playing card.
Geplaatst door Annet op 17:07 Geen opmerkingen:
maandag 10 augustus 2009
Crazy Monday 6
Block 5 for my crazy Monday quilt is finished. I wrote about the stitches and the crochet on my Flickr-page.My friend B surprised me this morning with a lovely scrap of fabric with teacups, teapots and a milk-jug. I used one of the China teacups in my next block.
Geplaatst door Annet op 17:17 Geen opmerkingen:
donderdag 6 augustus 2009
Knotted buttonhole band
. . . is the TAST stitch I tried this week. First I used the aïda from my needleweaving experiment. The bottom row is the first I made. I made straight stitches with 2 strands of purple DMC and 3 strands of yellow for the knotted buttonholes. The top row is the same, I only used yellow.This morning I made a variation on my crazy Monday block. I used 4 strands of DMC for it. The straight stitches are ¼ inch wide and I made a double knotted buttonhole band. The rows on the top and bottom are stitched from left to right. The inside rows are stitched from right to left and decorated with beads. I will show the complete block next Monday.
Geplaatst door Annet op 16:08 4 opmerkingen:
Labels: crazy Monday, embroidery, TAST, TAST 2007
woensdag 5 augustus 2009
. . . is the next additional block for my Groninger blanket. I wanted something quilt related in my blanket and this was the perfect pattern. My second quilt was a tumbling block quilt! This knitting pattern is block 9 of Carla’s blanket. I only had to change the number of stitches and rows for the correct size.
Geplaatst door Annet op 17:25 1 opmerking:
maandag 3 augustus 2009
Crazy Monday 5
I finished the embroidery on my next crazy Monday block. You can see a bigger picture of it here, with more info about the stitches I used. This morning I made a new block in a different technique. I started in the upper left corner with a teapot fabric. The other blocks are all started in the centre. I like both methods.
Geplaatst door Annet op 14:42 Geen opmerkingen:
zondag 2 augustus 2009
Contemporary embroidery 2
Yesterday I found some beer bottle caps I wanted to use for a crochet project. They where perfect for the idea that popped up in my head. My husband drilled holes in the edges, so I could attach them. I used an old jeans from my daughter for the background. I embroidered the outline in chain stitches, the hands in the Portuguese stem stitch with needlewoven points and a whipped wheel in the centre. The letters are done in backstitches. I used 4 threads of DMC for everything. Then I attached the bottle caps. I made large running stitches about an inch from the chain stitches to stretch it over a cardboard circle. I only have to stitch a piece of fabric to the back and make a loop. The size is 6,5 inch (about 16,5 cm).
Abonneren op: Posts (Atom)