Wednesday, 29 January 2014

WIPW - Two small steps

WIPW- a smart way to share any Work In Progress you have made between two Wednesdays. Head over to Pintangle to learn more, to share and to take a look at the progress made by others.

Visiting and reporting from the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival in Tokyo have taken up a lot of my time so I have only two small steps of WIPW to report.

Kafferepet
No fancy quilting this time, I have simply worked some ordinary quilting stitches on the blocks with lace.

Swedish Cushion
On the Swedish cushion I added some TAST #16 Wheat ear Stitches then made a circle of #12 Alternating Barred Chain Stitches.

22 comments:

carorose said...

I am really curious about that cushion. A little bit here a little bit there. The suspense is terrible.

margaret said...

I am surprised you had time to do these with the quilt show, which I so enjoyed seeing. Did you make the lace? the wheatear stitch looks very good along with the other sritches you have stitched it so evenly, very nice Queenie

Julie Fukuda said...

Your stitches are spaced so evenly. Do you measure out the length or just eye-ball it?
However, they are just beautiful.

Queeniepatch said...

I see I'll have to post a picture of the progress so far! In no way do I want you to be in such terrible suspense!

Queeniepatch said...

I would like the stitches on the cushion to 'flow' into each other = chain to linked chain to shell chain ....
The lace is from my mum's stash, unfortunately I do not know who of my relatives made it.

Queeniepatch said...

I eye-ball the stitches, do not use a frame or hoop and being a chicken, take only two or three stitches on the needle. I use no thimble on my rocking finger and hold the needle like an embroiderer. On the index finger underneath the quilt I have a small rubber cap (the kind you use to turn pages) to protect the skin from being pricked.

made by ChrissieD said...

Such warming fabrics in your blocks with lace photo - reminds me of summer which can't arrive too quickly. Loving your progress on your Swedish cushion and the sketched promise of more to come :D

Pamela said...

I am surprised you had time to thread up a needle this week! I loved your quilt show reports and your stitching, as always, is beautiful!

Annet said...

Neat quilt stitches! I like the flow of the stitches on your cushion. Hope you share a photo of the progress so far soon, I'm very curious how it looks!

Anneliese said...

Nice to read you also on your stitching.

Mary Lou said...

Nice selection of stitches. Very inspirational. I need to go stitch, now!

crazyQstitcher said...

Queenie you have a very delicate touch with your needlework. The cushion is lovely. I look forward to seeing more.

Queeniepatch said...

I hope to publish a photo of the progress so far for next WIPW report.

Queeniepatch said...

That feels so good - I have inspired you to go stitch! Have fun!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you!

Queeniepatch said...

I love how in depth you look at other's works. I wanted to have bridges of one type of stitch and another. Sharon has shown me so many stitch combinations that go 'hand-in-hand' and can create a good flow.
I promise a full picture for next WIPW.

Lis Harwood said...

Lovely work, I'm amazed that you've had any time to sew this week. Is the grey fabric of the Swedish cushion a linen?

Queeniepatch said...

It was a pinch!
Reporting from the show was a good way to 'see' things more carefully. I hope it has inspired you to make a visit, maybe next year??? But beware of the crowds!

Queeniepatch said...

Well spotted! Kafferepet is a SUMMER coffee party. The sketched lines might have to be altered...

Queeniepatch said...

No, it is cotton, and the most photo shy fabric I have ever met! It is a lovely silvery blue, but does not want anyone to see it!!!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very nice close up pictures of your stitching and great looking Wheat ear and Alternating Barred Chain Stitches. I really do need to get back to doing some of the different TAST stitches I learned!

Queeniepatch said...

It is so rewarding to put newly learned stitches into a project. Good to repeat them, too, they are so easy to forget or mix up.