Tuesday, 30 August 2016

TASTy Tuesday - Second Helpings 92 - 98

For this week's portion of TAST stitches I have used some variegated thread, think ripple ice cream or sauce artistically painted on the plate.
There are also some beaded stitches, would they be a sprinkle of rock salt or ice cubes in a bowl of chilled soup?
Is this turning into a food blog?!

From the top:
92) Crossed Feather Stitch
93) Plaited Feather Stitch
94) Reversed Buttonhole Bar
95) Linked Chain Stitch
96) Beaded Linked Chain Stitch
97) Shell Chain Stitch
98) Beaded Shell Chain Stitch

I am sorry to say I did not remember the name of one single stitch. As for how to stitch them, a quick look at my TAST Reference Chart gave me some hints, but I did have to look up most of the instructions in Sharon's Stitch Dictionary at Pingtangle.. Sigh!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WIPW - Puffy? Stony?

Is there any progress of work on this Wednesday for the WIPW, Work In Progress Wednesday?
Yes, here it is:

Trinity Green
270 new triangles. Total count is 4.050.

Fabric in Focus
Previously I have highlighted some designers, namely Laura Ashley, William Morris, and my friend Åsa Wettre. You do remember Åsa, don't you, with her waffle heart and bird designs? When she kindly gave me pieces from her stash I found among them some bits of fabric by another designer, Kaffe Fassett. His prints are readily available at quilt show stalls, but are far too expensive for my budget.
Anyway, this week I cut up these prints:

HC Quilt
I have been quilting the stone blocks in the foundation of the castle. Don't they look 'puffy and stony' at the same time?
Instead of the traditional Quilting (Running) Stitch I have used Straight and Back Stitch.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

TASTy Tuesday - Second Helpings 85 - 91

Lemon sherbet, butter scotch, lime juice and boiled sweets. This week the TASTy stitches are either tart or sweet.

From the top:
85) Raised Cup
86) Turkman Stitch
87) Buttonhole Picot Bullion Stitch
88) Buttonhole Picot Chain Stitch
89) Twisted Satin Stitch
90) Beaded Twisted Satin Stitch
91) Straight Sided Feather Stitch

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

WIPW - The Usual + A Birthday Card

What news is there for Work In Progress Wednesday this week? Well, there is the ususal stuff:

Trinity Green
The addition of 270 triangles makes 3780 the total number in my collection.

Fabric in Focus
Last week I told you about the popularity of Laura Ashley in Japan, and I added a 'show and tell' of how I have used her fabric.

Laura Ashley is classy, but William Morris is classier! Of all the beautiful designs my favourite is Golden Lily. Do you know that there are two versions? I have some curtains in the traditional green and gold print
  then bought the minor version (Golden Lily Minor) in a shop in London.
 I had a wee bit left and as the material is much thinner and more suited for patchwork than the original cretonne it was sacrificed for Trinity Green.

H C Quilt
I have completed almost all the quilting on the line drawings on the castle. I'll do the windows later.
Next step is the stone blocks.

Stumpwork Portrait
I had another birthday card to make, and once again it became a stumpwork portrait.