Wednesday, 7 May 2014

WIPW - Gas Flame Flower

Work In Progress Wednesday for week no 19 of 2014. To learn all about WIPW and see the progress reports of others, visit Pintangle.

Kafferepet
All the blocks in the centre of the quilt are now quilted with embroidery stitches, and I have begun the rather tiresome job of quilting the border. To make it more fun, I started by using one of the recent TAST stitches, #110, the Rope Stitch.
It is such a delight to work. Thread the needle with a length of 'COATS Dual Duty Plus' hand quilting thread, put the needle in auto stitching and the rest looks after itself!

Swedish Cushion
Tokyo is ablaze with flowers this year; I don't think I have ever seen so many various flowers blooming at the same time before. So my cushion wanted to spring some new flowers, too, and the one that sprung this week was the 'Gas Flame Flower', so named by me due to its colouring.
I have used TAST #1 Fly Stitch, #15 French Knot Stitch, #110 Rope Stitch, and Surface Long and Short Stitch.

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  2. Love your new flower, never thought a fly stitch could be a pretty flower!

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    1. I found that of all the TAST stitches I have used on this quilt, #1, Fly Stitch was not one of them. So I just HAD to incorporate it!

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  3. The gas flame flower is very pretty, what is its real name?

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    1. Ha, ha, that's a good question! Well if I had been Carl Linnaeus I would have named it Vestibulum Ignis in Latin, anyway!

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  4. I love your flower, and the name is so appropriate! The colours are stunning and the stitches go together so well. I am sure the quilting will go quickly as you seem to really enjoy the stitch you are using.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. The flowers was fun to make and the Rope stitch quilting is fast so it won't be that boring!

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  5. Looking really good Queenie ! Where on earth did you come up with this 'gas flame " flower,
    It is so incredible........Fabulous texture, wonderful colour choice and the fly stitch around the edge almost gives it a 3D effect !
    Isn't it great when something extra special manifests itself right in front of you especially when it has come from your own Hands.....Queenie , I love it ! ! !
    Hugs
    Chris Richards
    xxx

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    1. Well, I came up with the design after getting inspiration from flowers and other patterns on blogs like yours! So thank you, Chris!
      As I hadn't used #1 Fly Stitch before on this quilt I wanted to use it, then the colouring just came by itself.

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  6. Now I see why you called it a gas flame flower - its lovely !

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    1. Thank you Sharon, it was fun to make and I was happy to use the Rope stitch in both WIP projects.

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  7. I love your 'gas flame' flower. That cushion is going to be spectacular. Hand quilting can get boring. I understand those group quilt photos you see of the old days. It wasn't jut to get the quilt finished quicker.

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    1. The quilting bee had a very social function as well as practical. Lone quilter as I am I need to listen to an audio book or let my mind wander... The Rope stitch is quick and I hope to progress well on my own.

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  8. You are getting so much done! Your Gas Flame Flower is so pretty. What patience!

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    1. Building the Gas Flame Flower did not need any patience, it was pure pleasure.

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  9. I love the appliqued flower, rope stitch looks great too. the gas flame flower is gorgeous. The fly stitch edge with a little pink is my favourite.
    Chitra

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    1. Isn't is fantastic how the same stitch in various colour and length of stem/tail can change the look. The Fly stitch is a favourite of mine and I can't think why I haven't used it earlier on this quilt.

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  10. I love that flower border and the way the fabric shows through.

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    1. Well, when we looked at the quilt show today we talked about the need for space and 'void' areas on quilts. The same goes for embroidery.

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  11. how beautiful! I love your flowers, especially the gas flame one

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. I think the colouring in this flower is especially nice, but the design and choice of stitches would work for other colours, too.

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  12. I love your close-up photography. You do such beautiful stitches!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. I have a gas cooker and have to bend down to look at the flame underneath the pot to see how much to turn the flame up or down for temperature control. By using this angle on the photo I got the same image of the 'flame'!

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  13. both projects are coming long so beautifully Queenie. For some reason bloglovin failed to deliver the daily feed emails for 3 days so now catching up on all those posts I have missed.

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    1. Sorry about Bloglovin.
      The flower was fun to make!

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  14. Your gas flame flower is beautiful. Fly stitch makes pretty petals.

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    1. Thank you, Yes, I think you are right, the Fly stitch is good to build petals with.

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  15. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished articles! I love how you've used the TAST stitches so creatively.

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    1. Thank you Lilian.
      It is fun to try to find ways to use the TAST stitches. I just wish there were more time in a week to work up my ideas!

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