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Topic: Kimono Series #2: Super Peachy  (Read 439 times)
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« on: February 22, 2011 08:25:04 AM »



Half done with the series!  I was waffling before about doing three or four, and now I'm leaning towards four.  Number three is started, but I don't think it's going to go as quickly as this one did, heavy chain stitch is very time-consuming!

So, here it is.  I neglected to include measurements the first time; they both have a stitched area of 4 x 5 1/2", overall size 8 1/4 x 9 3/4".  Peachy is nearly all satin stitch, with back stitch edges to the flowers and the kimono outline, and french knot flower centers.  The satin stitch is undoubtedly why this one took just a few days when the first one took a week.



Still stitched on fabric reclaimed from a dress shirt, this time bordered with quilting cotton.  In theory I'd have liked to have a solid purple border instead of the print, but I love this fabric, and the colors matched perfectly.

In the interest of pic slenderness, progress photos are on my blog.

Thanks to everyone who had kind words for my first piece, and I can only say I hope you'll enjoy this one too!
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011 08:38:15 AM »

i love the cherry-blossom style flowers on this one!  so pretty Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011 05:29:05 PM »

It's beautiful!
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imera
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011 07:29:38 AM »

I love the red pattern, really beautiful. and the stitching looks amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011 11:53:12 AM »

I love this one, too! You are soooo talented!
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