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« on: August 14, 2006 08:48:41 AM »

This is what I've been working on lately.  It's from the Stitchettes pattern on the http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com site.  I'm planning a quilt with all 4 of these girls.  Would  like to do a 3x4 quilt, so I'm thinking of finding either animals or flowers for the other squares.  Or maybe just leaving it blank.  We'll see.

Here she is.  Done 99% in chain stitch, because I like the way it looks, and because the back is tidier than my back and split stitches.  Hemline is french knots, and the lines on her dress and skateboard are some kind of perverted stemstitch that I took up.  (Actually, no, I lied.  The lines on the skateboard are double running stitch.  I wanted to try it.  Nice effect, eh?)  Colors are a touch off in this scan, but they're a muted palette.  Love 'em.


(I'm trying to embed from flickr.  Let's see if it'll let me.)
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006 05:23:23 AM »

Your stitches look great!  I do about 75% of my embroidery projects in chain stitch just because I like the way it looks, it remindes me of these old tea towels that I have.  I love the little girl, please post pics of the quilt when finished!  I can't wait!

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006 09:54:07 AM »

these patterns are sold out. Sad  I thought your girl was so cute and now I can't make her...

« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006 02:15:32 PM »

That is some great looking chain stitch!

« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006 07:56:38 PM »

that's really cute!  i love the way the chain stitch looks as an outline.

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006 07:32:15 AM »

Wow!  I bought those patterns and my stitching is.....BAD!  May I ask what size needle you used and how many strands of floss?  Yours are so perfect!  I was going to put 4 together for a pillow too but can't find anything for the other squares.  Although, if my stitching doesn't improve, I won't need to worry about it!
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006 09:34:18 AM »

To be honest, I don't know what size needle I used.  I used plain old muslin, and the "middle" sized needle from a pack like [url text="this."]http://cgi.ebay.com/Embroidery-Needles-Pack-Of-12-Size-1-5-DMC-Bargain_W0QQitemZ300019960706QQihZ020QQcategoryZ41235QQcmdZViewItem[/url]  And I used two strands of floss for most everything, with 3 for her hair, because I wanted it a bit bigger.  Good luck with your stitching.  I found that going down to actual embroidery needles made the difference, as I'd been previously using gigantic tapestry needles.
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2006 02:55:07 PM »

Wow, I'll echo everyone else and say your stitching looks perfect! I still can't figure chain stitch out. Great color choices too. I can't wait to see the other three!

« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2006 11:48:53 AM »

Chain stitch is the best isn't it?  I love your little stitchette. I can't wait to see the quilt you make. 

I knew she would sell out of these very quickly.  When she comes out with more stitchettes, I plan to make a quilt, but for now I made my girls with bright colors.

What fabric did you use?  Muslin?  I used canvas for my first set. 

« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2006 10:04:30 AM »

Mine's just muslin, since it's intended for a quilt.  In the future, I may make some "dolls" like Hilary did, and use canvas for that.

I finished my second girl, though, and thought I'd post that.  It's been up on flickr for a while.  I've gotten distracted by school and home-stuff since then, though, so it may be another month before I get to the other two.  (We bought a house!  Moving in a month!  yay!)

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