Sunday, 13 January 2008

TIF # 1

Even though the shoulder is improving, there is still no gardening happening - but I have been stitching most of the day and have finished the first of Sharon B's Take it Further challenge. In all further posts to be referred to as TIF.


Determined to only use supplies from my stash, these are what I had to start with, and my first idea. The colours are pretty close to those set by Sharon, but my photos make it all look a bit blue.











These fabrics could have made landscape...














After a bit more thought this is what I finished up stitching, a journal sized quilt I'm calling Fantasy Flowers. It is made with raw edged appliqued leaves on a pieced background. The flowers are strip pieced and appliqued with buttonhole stitch. Other stitches are chain stitch, French knots and simple running stitch with pearl #5, Broder cotton and stranded DMC cotton. My embroidery skills are a bit rusty, and stitching through several layers of fabric plus batting make for sore fingers, but I enjoyed the process. Oddly the more I stitched, the more it seemed to need and the better it looked. Anyway - this is it - finished I think...


6 comments:

Cinzia said...

That's gorgeous...love it totally

Jacqui said...

I loved the middle photo of the landscape so I was surprised by the beautiful flowers at the end.

kay susan said...

This is really nice, and the hand stitching is just right!

Lynn Majidimehr said...

I really love the way the floweres came out. It's beautiful!

clevelandgirlie said...

Oh Wow -- this is really cute. I love the geometric nature of the flowers. Your "big stitches" really set it off. How cute to hang on the wall! Great job.

Allison Ann Aller said...

The handstiching is indeed beautiful...but I loved that landscape idea!