Wednesday, 18 September 2013

WIPW - too hot to quilt

It is Wednesday and here is my weekly Work In Progress Wednesday report.
WIPW is a smart way to make some progress on a needlework project. Read about it at Pintangle and see what others have made here.


As it is still too hot to quilt, I have not made any progress on the Kafferepet quilt. Instead I have added more stitching to the cushion.

I have completed the leaves on the circle with Up and Down Feathered Buttonhole Stitch. (TAST # 61)

I added orange #47 Berry Stitches to the previously made clusters of French Knots in the centre of the Half Buttonhole wheels. 

Then I made a Buttonholed Herringbone Square #53 in pink with a light purple Laced Herringbone Square #54 in the middle. Some French Knots and Detatched Chain Stitches were added.
Finally the circle has sprouted swirls of # 56 Sailor Stitch.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos; this piece of fabric must have been a chamaeleon in a previous life! What colour ARE you actually?

12 comments:

  1. Wow, it's so pretty. Love the way you add the TAST stitches.

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    1. The idea is to repeat and make use of the TAST stitches. It's fun to see how each stitch can be put to best use.

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  2. Your design is beautiful - and your embroidery so very perfect. I like the background also.

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    1. The background is very beautiful, but NO photo can show it. What's wrong with my camera?

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  3. That is so pretty. You must be pleased?

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    1. I am, but could pay more attention to perfecting the stitches...

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  4. I think those photos are amazing ... as is the stitching.

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    1. The background fabric is amazing, amazingly beautiful and amazingly difficult to photograph. The stitching could be more amazingly perfect!!!

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  5. Oh lighting on photos is a real bind! If you don't take the photos in the same place at more or less teh same time of day and in similar weather, you're looking at post-editing the shots to get the colours even. Bah!

    Wish I had the same problem - i.e. that it's too hot to work. We put our heating back on yesterday as it dropped to 8C!

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    1. Add +21˚C to your temperature and you've got Tokyo weather. The air is finally dry with humidity levels of comfortable 40%. Pure bliss, but still just a bit too hot to have a half finished quilt on one's lap.

      You are so right; the light and time of day is important for taking photos, but this dumb fabric is the least photogenic fabric I have ever encountered! In the flesh, it is really beautiful.

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  6. I really like what you have done, so inventive!

    We are also hot here in South Africa (32'C) which makes working with silk thread difficult too.

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  7. I am loving how the pattern and stitches are coming together, it is going to be a beautiful cushion!

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