Wednesday, 9 May 2018

WIPW - Good Progress

I have several things to report on Work In Progress Wednesday today.

Crazy for Crazy

Working these crazy quilt blocks is so enjoyable I can hardly put the work down once I get started.
So progress has been good:

  • Floral sequins were framed with Herringbone Stitch to hold down a ribbon.
  • The holes in the hand dyed lace were filled with small red beads.
  • An undulating line of Sunday School Stitch #59 Knotted Running Stitch was actually worked last week, but now holds flowers of TAST #68 Slipped Detached Chain, and were further decorated with  Fargo Roses (ribbon embroidery) which I learned from Sharon Boggon's book.
  • I made a thin braid in a teal and gold yarn on my Lucet (picture shows a purple wool, though).
  • Then there is a line of TAST #55 Buttonholed Herringbone Stitch.
  • There is some Asian Cord that I couched down in the shape of a stem.
  • From the stem there are some TAST #22 Buttonhole Wheels (most befitting as this is the TAST stitch of the week!)

Work in progress is the upper left corner where I am using a bit of dyed canvas as a base for some Cross Stitch. The canvas will be cut into a bar once the stitching is complete. There is silk underneath.

There is more work to be added, and that will be shown next week.

Before that though, there is some more progress to report.

Stumpwork Portrait Tutorial
As I love making stumpwork portraits
and have been asked several times how they are made, I spent some time producing a tutorial.
This will be run as a series starting tomorrow.


Janie said...

Beautiful embellishments, embroidery and fabric, Queenie.
I like the buttonhole wheels.
And you've got a tutorial on stump work portraits now?
You've been busy!

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, I have been busy, but enjoyed every minute of it. The Buttonhole Wheels will be accompanied with some other wheels, wait until next week.

Lyn Warner said...

Lots to look at and enjoy. I wouldn't want to put it down either.

Queeniepatch said...

Each seam is so short there is never time to be bored! Instead you just think how to add to the stitches you've already done!

Julie Fukuda said...

Your progress is super and fun to watch. That tutorial is going to be fun to watch too.

Queeniepatch said...

You know how I love when there is embroidery in quilting!

jacaranda said...

Beautiful stitching and fabrics.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you.

Rachel said...

A wonderful welter of gorgeous stitches and threads!

Pamela said...

The crazy block looks nice. I look forward to the tutorial. I have admired your portraits for a long time.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. It is nice to choose what stitch and thread to use where, luckily I have quite a lot of thread in my stash.

Queeniepatch said...

I just love crazy quilting with all the embroidery and embellishment you can add.
I hope you will try your hand at making a stumpwork portrait.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

Greta looking stitches! Wow! you have been busy! Very good progress indeed. such a lovely block!

Queeniepatch said...

I was lucky to find the time to work on this block, and I DO love crazy quilting.

Linda Calverley said...

Marvellous crazy progress. And always love seeing your stumpwork figures.

Queeniepatch said...

You can see that these are my two favorite kinds of quilting and embroidery.

FlashinScissors said...

Wonderful stitching on your crazy block!
Wow, I’m so excited that you have decided to do tutorials for your stumpwork faces. I’ve always admired your faces and I am keen to have a go.
Thank you for all the work you do in writing your blog.
Barbara xx

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind words.
I hope you try your hand at a stumpwork portrait. They all turn into characters with personality - some are beautiful, others sulky, some look young, while others are unwell... You never know what the face will look like!