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« on: April 24, 2010 11:30:54 AM »

Here are a few things I finished over the last couple of months... They use different techniques, but I didn't want to create separate posts for each of them, so the post is a bit pic heavy... sorry...  Smiley

I started this piece in my 'I love quilting, but don't know how to start phase'. Looked for simple quilt blocks over the net and converted them into a cross stitch pattern.
Simple as they seem, they were actually very very time consuming.
The tension of the thread was a problem since I made it over a span of 2 years. I am such a louse I know...


This I found in a pattern book. Although I don't quite recognize the place of origin, but I liked the dress... I am sure it looks much much better in real!


These are from my shadow work phase. They are a part of a single table cloth.



The yellow thread doesn't stand out like this in person I promise. It must be the flash I guess....


I'd really like any C&C, any pointers to improve my technique...
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010 07:24:14 AM »

Lovely!  The shadow work is really interesting! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010 07:46:53 AM »

Wow! Such great stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010 11:49:05 AM »

Since I don't remember embroidery that well I can't speak to those pieces, but they all look great to me. But the cross stitch is awesome. I commend you on pushing through and finishing it. It's difficult to get/maintain the motivation to finish the long, time consuming pieces.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010 10:05:17 PM »

Thank you so much!! Smiley
The shadow work is really interesting! Smiley
Well Shadow work is basically herringbone stitch inside out on a sheer fabric. The flash made mine look too sheer but the person, the pieces look almost crayon tinted...

I commend you on pushing through and finishing it. It's difficult to get/maintain the motivation to finish the long, time consuming pieces.
I worked on that piece on and off. and there were times when I just wanted to unpick the whole thing and do something else, but unpicking itself was such a big task so I decided to finish it instead!
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010 11:30:05 PM »

this had to take you a lot of time it is really cool Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2010 07:06:06 AM »

Great work. The shadow work is very pretty, and it is to funny you make patchwork in cross stitch  Cheesy. And it looks very good. The girl in the dress is cute. I think I made something like that when I was young, from a book with traditional Romanian dresses - if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2010 09:41:26 AM »

Great work. The shadow work is very pretty, and it is to funny you make patchwork in cross stitch  Cheesy. And it looks very good. The girl in the dress is cute. I think I made something like that when I was young, from a book with traditional Romanian dresses - if I remember correctly.
Thank you!! I am yet to start quilting, so this was a good way to get a feel... Smiley
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