Wednesday, 20 November 2013

WIPW - Double TAST stitches!

WIPW stands for Work In Progress Wednesday and is a great progress challenge at Pintangle. Read more here.

Kafferepet

I was counting the stems on the border of this quilt. There are 48 which makes the border stems complete.
However, I found that I have used the Palestrina stitch #24 twice. I don't want to have double stitches and removed one stem and re-stitched it with Buttonhole Picot v2 (with Chain Stitch) #88.
Before:
After:

When looking at the flowers I thought the blue star shaped ones looked so bare and bland. I stitched some Stem stitches #14 around them and think they look better for it. There are four clusters of flowers and I gave all of them the Stem treatment.
I also added a running stitch in each of the leaves of the roses. (no picture of such a small progress).

This means that the border is now complete. The top needs a light wash, press and then I have to think up a quilt design, mark, sandwich and baste the quilt before the actual quilting can be started.

Swedish Cushion

The Swedish cushion has been adorned with some Portuguese Stem stitches #73 and Pistil stitches #34.

15 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh, I love the results of the stitching around the flowers. Great plan!

Elizabeth's quarters said...

I'd never describe your work as 'bare' or 'bland' it's gloriously decorative! I think both the before and after stems look lovely, although the second does look more tendril like.

Annet said...

O dear, you really frogged your stitches! Well, these thing keeps bothering if you are aware of it. Love the pistil stitches as a seeding stitch, it gives a nice filling.

carorose said...

All those stitches look wonderful. I am getting to really love the Portugese Stem Stitch, it changes when you change the thickness of thread.

Queeniepatch said...

I think it was an improvement, too. They are now in better proportion to the other flowers on the border.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind comment.
I have yet to work the Buttonhole Picots as edge stitches, which they really are, but I am glad I found a use for them on this quilt anyway.

Queeniepatch said...

Frogging stitches is a daily 'hobby' of mine, ha, ha! There are so many TAST stitching so why have two of the same? I was pleased, too, with the Pistil stitches as a filling stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

It has 'grown' on me, too. Easy to do and always looking good, it gives a great outline, and as you say it changes beautifully with the weight of the thread.

Pamela said...

Another week of great progress! You are an inspiration to many. Work on something and progress is made - novel concept!

Queeniepatch said...

Don't you like seeing the end of a project? I think that is what drives me to work hard on the WIP; eventually they will be completed!

Susan Hook said...

It is alway a nice feeling when a project is nearly finished. Your additional stitches do look better, your flowers are now perfect!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Susan.
Christmas is coming nearer and there are other things that need to be finished! Keep Calm and Carry On Stitching!

margaret said...

Queenie you really are a tease, it is time you showed us a bigger view of this wonderful project!

Queeniepatch said...

Next week it will be pressed and ready to be presented!

Juno said...

I like the changes that you have made on the quilt. The cushion is coming along nicely too.