Wednesday, 4 June 2014

WIPW - A star

Work In Progress Wednesday will encourage you to work on your needlework projects, then share the progress with others. Read all about it at Pintangle.

Kafferepet
I have been working on the last few (broken) quilting lines on the inner border. Rope Stitch all along.

Swedish Cushion
Thank you for all your kind comments on last week's horse. It was very rewarding work! My friend and award winning quilter, Jacquie Harvery, even had her connections at DMC UK place it on their Pinterest site.

As you can see from this picture I have started work on the last quarter. The cushion will be oblong with the horse and the newly started area on one side and the other sections on the other. In that way the cushion will become reversible.

To make the fabric fit into a hoop I have basted support fabric on the corner.
Before setting out work this week, I counted the number of TAST stitches used so far. Sixty! However we have learned 115, so it is my mission to add as many of the remaining as possible. However I will not include any beaded versions (there are nine). That means I have to find a place for 46 kinds of stitches. Plus, the stitches to come...

This week's progress is the star on the corner, and I ticked three stitches off the list. (#7 has been used many times before).
The TAST stitches used are:
#24 Palestrina (orange perle 8)
#10 Running Stitch (light rust perle 8 and laced with green silk)
#7 Detached Chain (threads as above)
#115 Whipped Long Tail Chain (red, blue, rust and light green perle 8)


33 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh, so pretty. It is such fun watching the spaces fill up.

Queeniepatch said...

I am now trying to make a design where I can add a lot more of the TAST stitches! A challenge!

margaret said...

how good to see a bigger area of the cushion, it really is looking amazing and to have all your tast stitches on it will be wonderful. The rope stitch is looking good too

Lis Harwood said...

If you can include all those extra stitches I think you will deserve some sort of embroidery medal! It looks lovely already and I bet YOU can do it if anyone can!

Elizabeth's quarters said...

I literally gasped when I saw the over all picture of the cushion–it's absolutely beautiful and really exciting to look at! I'd love to see an over all picture of your quilt too, but know from experience how tricky it can be to take such shots.

Pamela said...

Wonderful progress and amazing to see how many TAST stitches you have used!

Queeniepatch said...

Do you think I can find a place for the rest? There are quite a few!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you! I just wish I could name each TAST stitch, but I can't!

Queeniepatch said...

How kind of you to say so. I hope it will be an embroidered medal!

Queeniepatch said...

Your words make me so happy, Elizabeth.
If you want to see the quilt top in whole, before I started quilting, there is a picture here: http://queeniepatch.blogspot.jp/2013/11/wipw-ready-to-quilt.html

Annet said...

It's a pretty star. I'm looking forward to see how many TAST stitches you can add to the remaining part of your cushion!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

All your rope stitches are looking wonderful on your Kafferepet and that is great to have 60 TAST stitches so far all on one piece. Your pillow is such a creative work of art and will definitely be something you will always be proud of.

Janie said...

I really like your style! Your work is delightful.

crazyQstitcher said...

Seeing each new stitch and pattern has been great but the larger view of your cushion is just superb.
The cloud filling inside the Sailor's stitch is beautiful.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. I was amazed I had added 60 stitches, but appalled that there were so many left to add!

Queeniepatch said...

I will do my best to add them all!

carorose said...

I knew that pillow was going to be beautiful, and it is. As for your Kafferepet, all those stitches. What a feat.

The Pied Pedlar said...

It is lovely to the hole of you work .Thanks for your wishes starting on the mend.

Susan Hook said...

Your cushion looks lovely, seeing all the patterns and colours together gives a good indication of what the finished cushion is going to look like and I love it . I don't know much about swedish design but you have done the country proud!

Queeniepatch said...

I am so glad to hear you like the cushion. It is a mix of traditional patterns and my idea of them. Often I had to let the TAST stitch decide the pattern.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, I hope you are feeling loads better now.

Queeniepatch said...

Good to hear you approve. Words from the expert is always reassuring.
Yes, I needed to make those circles to have somewhere to put the Cloud Filling.

Queeniepatch said...

When I read your blog this morning, I was reminded of Svartstick, the Swedish version of Blackwork. Can and should I add that somewhere?

Linda Calverley said...

Your cushion is looking wonderful! And I didn't mention last time that I thought using rope stitch for quilting is an excellent idea.

Beth in IL said...

Good job on using all those TAST stitches. You have a good eye.

Queeniepatch said...

I was very happy, and still am, when I started quilting with the Rope stitch. The whole purpose of me joining TAST was to learn neat stitches that I could use for - QUILTING. Then of course I got side tracked as the stitches are so lovely to use for - EMBROIDERY! Ha, ha!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, Beth. It is always fun to find a use for a stitch learned!

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Queenie, I'm all behind this week ! Your Swedish cushion is looking magnificent !
So many different stitches add so much interest...An heirloom in progress, well done !
Love the orange flower on the Kafferepet.......
I'm doing an introduction to Embroidery workshop on 5th july...My first so wish me luck
hugs
Chris Richards
xxx

Queeniepatch said...

You will have a wonderful workshop. The work you produce is such an inspiration to all, and the dragonfly tutorial you made was excellent. All first class!

Séverine said...

Your swedish cushion is beautiful. I can't imagine how you manage to use 60 stitches and there are 46 more....

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Thank you Queenie ! You give me comfort.......xx

Queeniepatch said...

They are daunting numbers, aren't they?

Linda Calverley said...

At least you are still using those stitches.