"Small" finishes for April, 2013

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"Small" finishes for April, 2013
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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 1:19pm

I finally got my Monochromatic Orange block for April's Crazy Quilt Journal Project done...

I "tired" to apply what I learned in that Encrusted Crazy Quilting class but it's not very encrusted, is it... Oh well... it is more in line with the previous three for this year, so maybe that's all that matters for now.



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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 11:39am

The last sock for the Janet Perry "Mittens & Mini-socks" class. She called it "Ghosts of Flowers" but I don't have the right colors of threads to make the look she had so I went with a totall different palette and just call it "Flip" which is what they bargello is --- flipped on either side of the diagonal...

Used Stranded by the Sea #271 (Mandarin Fish) and GAST "Blue Jay" for the bargello, , Caron Watercolors #44 (Ice) for the diagonal divider, and, for the cuff,  DMC Perle #5 (962).

Only the mitten to go, but I don't have enough of the GAST in the Blue Jay to do the bargello, so I will be using a different colorway in greys and purples...



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Mon, 04-15-2013 - 7:15pm

Sumptuous Surface Embroidery - the color study - has been "designed and kitted up for a while so last night I decided to actually stitch it. I wasn't sure exactly HOW I was going to stitch it so I just winged it and it came out rather well for a beginner in such things, I think. It's stitched on an old piece of 32ct hand-dyed linen from Silkweaver called "Iris", using varying shades of blues, green and purples with yellow and gold as an accent. Threads included DMC cotton floss, DMC #5 variegated perle and some crewel and needlepoint yarns from my stash of leftovers from kits done long ago... I threw in a little Kreinik #4 braid here and there and two colors of Mill Hill seed beads. Stitches included stem stitch, backstitch, lazy daisy, detached chain and chain, feather stitch, woven buttonhole wheel and French knots. The border is some of that crewel yarn, couched with DMC cotton floss.



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Wed, 04-17-2013 - 10:49am

The "Flip" mitten, the last in the "Mittens & Mini-Socks" class series, stitched using DMC Perle #5 variegated(4250) and DMC variegated cotton floss ($220) for the bargello, DMC Perle #5 (211) for the dividing line and Stranded By the Sea 134 (Sea Sponge) for the cuff (a completely different look from the sock).



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