Wednesday, 12 March 2014

WIPW - turning into UFOs

Work In Progress Wednesday is a challenge initiated by Sharon of Pintangle. The title says it all - you show your progress of (needle)work on a Wednesday. To learn more click here.


Kafferepet

Thank you for all your comments on the iced Raspberry cordial I showed last week. Tokyo is still too cold for such a drink so let me treat you to a cinnamon roll instead.

Serving dishes in pressed glass and with a foot like the one in this block are very popular in Sweden, and especially if the sweet buns are piled high.
To reflect the pattern of the 'pressed glass' I used TAST #69 Buttonholed Double Chain for the quilting.

Swedish Cushion
I have now moved into the second half of the cushion and started by making a large circle of a recent TAST stitch, #101 Triangular Buttonhole Stitch. Large triangles mean long stitches that would invite snagging. I therefore made them smaller and spaced them with #14 Stem Stitch in between, and will work a second line of triangles, as marked, with another stitch.


That progress will not be shown next week Wednesday, however. Instead I will turn my two WIPW projects into UFOs! I am going to take a break for a couple of weeks, and while away will not have online access (!!!) so I am not able to reply to any comments or visit other blogs. Sorry! Hope to catch up before the end of the month.

25 comments:

  1. I will be thinking of you and awaiting your return ... and enjoying those buns with no calories.

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    1. Hi, Julie
      Here I am again, sorry for the long wait. I swapped the cinnamon buns for a 'domburi' of rice water. Blah!

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  2. Lots of beautiful work Queenie. Look after yourself. Sending lots of positive vibes your way.

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    1. Dear Carolyn,
      Thank you for your kind words. Isn't it nice to be able to use TAST stitches in various projects?

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  3. love the cinnamon buns, last week I popped to Ikea, and you were very much in my thoughts whilst walking round, also treated myself to a cinnamon bun whilst there. The pillow is so pretty, the triangle buttonhole stitch works so well in your circle, can see me using this in my CQ blocks. Have a lovely break, wondering if you will be doing any stitching whilst away

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    1. Ahem, the cinnamon buns of IKEA are just a pale shade of what you would get at my old aunt's house. I guess a real cinnamon roll is to me what a home baked scone with clotted cream and jam is to you.
      Do try the Triangular Buttonhole stitch for your cq block.

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  4. Hi Queenie the stem stitch between the triangular buttonhole is an innovation.......They work together fantasticly well ! Sweet cinnamon buns sound mouthwatering........I've never been to Sweden,but the buttonholed double chain is most effective ! Have a great trip Queenie,
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xxxxxx

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    1. I just had to connect the triangles with something and the base of a buttonhole stitch looks just like the stem stitch so why not?
      Thank you for always giving me encouragement, you are a star.

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  5. The triangular buttonhole stitch looks pretty as a circle,the coral-red thread is gorgeous,love it.could you please tell us what thread have you used ?

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    1. I love the variegated coral-red thread, too. It is DMC stranded floss #4130 and is just perfect on the blue fabric.

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  6. Your cushion is looking lovely, enjoy your break away

    Jackie x

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    1. Thank you, Jackie, for your kindness.

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  7. The cinnamon buns look good enough to eat! And i like the way the quilting matches the glass. Your cushion looks lovely too. Very neat stitching.

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    1. The buns are so healthy, not a single calorie and full of fibre! I thought the Buttonholed Double Chain was a good stitch for the quilting, and I am so glad you think so, too, Lilian.

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  8. Excellent fabric choice for the pressed glass.

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    1. I have had the fabric for a long time, it was a gift, and had no idea how to use it until it was time to make the pressed glass plate. Never give up, eh!

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    1. Thank you for being so patient, Tanya!

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  10. Hope you have good time wherever you are going!
    You work is really great, I love how you have used the various TAST stitches in both projects. They show to great advantage.

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    1. Thank you, Juno. I enjoyed adding the Triangular Buttonhole stitches to the circle..

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  11. You made a wonderful glass dish, the fabric is perferct for it. And for the reflecting of the glass decor --complete admiration - and on the cushion the perfect circle with the triangle buttonhole stitches - as if they were invented for this purpose. Carin, have a good time during the next weeks!

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    1. I was given the 'glass' fabric and had no idea how to use it until it was time to make this dish. The perfect choice! I agree the Triangle Buttonhole stitches were invented for this circle!!

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  12. I could just eat one of your rolls at the moment, the nice weather that we were having here has now turned to cold fog so a cup of hot tea and a cake would go down nicely! You are using lovely stitches on your cushion and I do like the colours. Hope that you have a good trip and travel safely!

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    1. I hope by now your weather has settled and spring is firmly set in. It is a lovely day in Tokyo.

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  13. very beautifully stitched neat triangles and stem stitch. eager to see the development.
    Chitra

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