Wednesday, 6 March 2013

WIP Wednesday

It's lovely to have WIPs for show and tell!

My daughter has been making paper snowflakes and I really loved this:


As soon as I saw it, I wanted to dig out the Essex yarn dyed linen, and Liberty.


With a bit of perle cotton, it's turning into this:




The perle cotton is just lovely to use for satin stitch - my stitching needs work, but it's much better than floss - and for blanket stitch round the applique.



I'm not sure whether to add something else to it or not.  I'm also not sure what, if anything, this will turn into - a mat, a framed piece, or part of a bigger project.  Some stuff just lives in the cupboard after it has fulfilled its job as a learning experience:-)

I think I have settled on threads for quilting Emerald, the quilt I am making inspired by the Pantone Emerald Quilt Challenge.  I've been thinking of machine quilting the central motif, and handquilting the rest so I have been testing out some rustic stitching on fabric/batting scraps.  (If you are interested in utility stitching, check out Elizabeth's blog.)




Thank you for visiting!





WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

11 comments:

  1. love the liberty thingie (for want of a better word). I think it would make a nice cushion, perhaps with some borders to make it bigger if necessary

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  2. I love the Liberty thingy do and wonderful to be inspired by our children! Looks like that mojo is back in town :)

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  3. Great idea to turn a paper snowflake into fabric art. You could mount it on a canvas frame to display it on the wall...

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  4. I like your daughter´s design and what you turn did with it. Great.

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  5. Good grief! You have some beautiful hand work :-D Thanks for stopping by WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

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  6. Steady on... three posts in three days?!? You'll give us slow bloggers a bad name! ;-)

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  7. How lovely to be inspired by your kids! And I adore that little Liberty piece, it's so pretty. Am going to pin it immediately to my Liberty inspiration board. Personally I'd make a lovely little mini-quilt or mat with it... (and I have one of those cupboards full of learning experiences too!).

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  8. How lovely to be inspired by your kids! And I adore that little Liberty piece, it's so pretty. Am going to pin it immediately to my Liberty inspiration board. Personally I'd make a lovely little mini-quilt or mat with it... (and I have one of those cupboards full of learning experiences too!).

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  9. It is amazing where our inspiration can come from :-)) It is a lovely piece, whatever you decide to do with it.

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  10. What wonderful handwork. I'm too impatient for it.

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  11. It's just so sweet! How inspired to use your daughter's design. I Marit's idea.

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