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:

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

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    1. 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!

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  2. 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

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    1. 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.

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

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    1. 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.

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  4. 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

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

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  5. 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!

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    1. 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!

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  6. 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!

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    1. 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.

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  7. Nice to read you also on your stitching.

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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?

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    1. 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!!!

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  11. 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!

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    1. 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.

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