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« Reply #330 on: September 16, 2009 09:10:34 PM »

dang!
doo_leroux- very awesome! love it!

i just finished gatsbygirl's pillow case.
her theme was about the X's 4th of July song, and this is what I imagined everytime I read the lyrics and listened to the song.


and here is the whole pillow case:


i just kept thinking of the stairs, and summertime sunsets, oh and that little piece sitting on the bottom step- thats an ashtray with a cigarette sitting in it... hope you like gatsbygirl!!
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« Reply #331 on: September 16, 2009 09:31:52 PM »

here's the addition i made to rectangel's towel! (before ironing, of course.  Wink)






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« Reply #332 on: September 16, 2009 09:35:11 PM »

aada- that car is awesome!!
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« Reply #333 on: September 17, 2009 07:50:20 AM »

Great stuff guys!
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« Reply #334 on: September 17, 2009 07:51:35 AM »

The stairs are wonderful! I love the sun. That car rocks too! Great work!
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« Reply #335 on: September 17, 2009 09:41:11 AM »

Doo_leroux I cant wait to see it person 

Gatsby now that I see your pillow I am reminded of your last pillow top Wink they will make a cool set!   

Fenifer- I love your sunrise/set on the stairs Wink

& aada! I love the car every pretty girl needs a fast car Wink did you draw it?
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« Reply #336 on: September 17, 2009 09:53:24 AM »

doo_leroux ~ love it! sewing IS sexy!
fenifer ~ pretty sun!
aada ~ awesome car with the cloud of smoke trailing behind!
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« Reply #337 on: September 17, 2009 10:13:59 AM »

This is the first time I've stitched on a blank tea towel! Kitten Wrangler sent a beautifully hand-hemmed rectangle of linen and mentioned a variety of themes including "traditional Indonesian design" which immediately made me think of batik designs on hand dyed fabric. This design is loosely based off a batik fabric I saw at the fabric store. I heavily used running stitch for the fish details, taking advantage of the loose weave of the tea towel, and french knots all around the fish. Hope you like it!


(I asked my friend what does it look like and he said "pineapple fish" so I'm naming this my pineapple fish Smiley)
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« Reply #338 on: September 17, 2009 10:18:59 AM »

I love the pineapple fish! So creative and beautifully stitched.
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« Reply #339 on: September 17, 2009 11:33:41 AM »

rita I love your design!  I've never seen the running stitch used more effectively and practically given the loose weave...those french knots must have been tricky on there Wink

the hem looks like some version of hardanger work.
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