I have finished the other piece from the class Stupendous Stitching I mentioned in my last post and have at last taken a photo—
First I stitched the couched threads some of which I twisted yarn together to get the look I wanted--- Then filled in some of the spaces with stitches from Fudge—my Janome 6500, using a variety of different threads –silk, metallic , Rayon, and then filled in the rest of the spaces with handwork—using mostly a running stitch and lots and lots of French knots—in a variety of threads I have really enjoyed stitching these and am sure I will do some more in the future.
next are some Applique blocks I worked on late last year There are actually 12 blocks to this quilt plus a 36 square center piece!! Each block is approx 14’’ square.
The pattern is called My Tweets by Erin Russek
I decided it was not for me and have finished the 4 blocks off as small wall hangings. They are all needle turned Applique embroidery and hand quilted. Very pretty as wall hangings
Next I have been working on a monthly challenge issued by a online group for Janome owners [6500 challenges @ yahoo ]Each month for 6 months we were given a new technique to apply to our piece One I stitched all by hand the other was stitched on Fudge –my Janome 6500 lots of fun and not easy to work this way – not knowing what you were to add for the next month but I like the finished effect.
The three trees is to remind me of NZ Symposium at Queenstown 2011 the colours of the trees with the sun light filtering thru were so beautiful ---
The two trees is made with bits and pieces made or bought at the last two NZ Symposiums One at Wellington 2009 and the other in Queenstown—2011.
Thanks for looking at my work –feel free to make a comment.