Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ritva´s week 4

Closed Feather Stitch and Cretan leaves



Kiko´s Flower and Chained Feather Stitch

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Desertsky Susan DYOB

This is the swap block, so far. One of the Kiko Flowers became a butterfly instead.


This is my block, so far:

Monday, March 28, 2011

My first seam

The colour is not showing up well, it isn't as bright as it looks.


Week 3..Here are Sue's blocks with Cretan stitching.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Now I'm going to stert the embroidery



So happy I had time to do the block for the DYOB.During the week I'm going to stert with the different stitches.All the fabrics are in silk.

Rose Anne's Cretan St.

PHEWIE, I just finished just in time this week.

BUT I can't take credit for this design using the cretan embroidery stitch, even though this is my favourite embellishing stitch, beaded or not, as it was an idea within "The Magic of Crazy Quilting" by J. Marsha Michler - my CQing bible that is now starting to fall apart from constant use!!!  Then I added gold delica beads for stars to the sky.  I've left the seam finish untouched at this time - maybe a future stitch will finish off there OR when all stitches are embellished then I'll choose something else to finish it off.

on Rose Anne's heart block

on Rose Anne's swapping block

Margreet's Cretan stiches.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Gayle's Cretan Stitches




Ritva´s Cretans




Rose Anne's DYOB #2 - Threaded Arrow St

Okay I've finally finished the Chain of Hearts group DYOB second week's stitch on both my own heart block and the square block for swapping with a participating member. 

Rose Anne's own heart block
Rose Anne's swapping block

Now onto the third week's "Cretan" stitch.  This will be a challenge as you can see I used that stitch to weave the varigated cord through the Threaded Arrow St.  So I'll have to get more creative me thinks!  Hmmmm!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Block 3-Cretan



Block 2 -Cretan


Swap block (block 1)-Cretan

Week 3 DYOB- Cretan stitch
My block



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DYOB week 2

These are my 2 blocks with the threaded arrowhead stitch.
I am so glad that there were instructions with this stitch, or I
never would have gotten them done. I am enjoying working
on these blocks.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Gayle's Threaded Arrow Stitch

The first picture surprised me, as it looks nothing like I imagined it would. I used 7mm silk ribbon and wrapped loosely. The second seam has a sparkly fiber used for wrapping that looks a bit dull in the picture.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Week 2. Sue's second block with Threaded Arrowhead.

Sue's Threaded Arrowhead on block 1
.Block 3 has stranded-cotton base, threaded with knitted gold thread. Lower row is done with variegated stranded thread (not DMC) and a Japanese cotton in lime green. Two rows of couched fine gold cord.
Block 2. has 6 strands of DMC orange stranded thread with a knitted variegated floss.
Swap block
Threads used are 6 strands of green DMC rayon and 6 strands of variegated DMC stranded cotton. SRE silk Fargo roses


My block. There are two rows of Threaded Arrowstitch. I used a light twist cotton for the top, row and Edmar Nova for the smaller row with a variegated cotton for threading both. There is a row below of Palestrina and another of detached buttonhole. LOL it is upside down.


This my practise block. I used a cotton thread that has not much twist and lay 2 rows, then threaded them together, as one, with chiffon?? ribbon.
My camera batteries were flat so I used the scanner and the colours are not right.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ritva´s wk 2

Cotton Perle with Silk ribbon
Silk ribbon with two cotton threads



Margreet's stitches # 2.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Sue's Block 1-Herringbone seam
Sue's Block 2 - Herringbone seam

DYOB week 1



These are my first attempts with herringbone stitch. Kind of plain, but hope to get better with practice.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rose Anne - Swap Block - DYOB 1

Okay here is my Herringbone stitch seam treatment along with the Fly stitch fern filler patch.

And here is the whole swap block.