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« on: July 06, 2011 02:44:57 PM »

UPDATE:
... and now it's a frilly cushion cover :-)



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you gets your redwork, you gets your blackwork, I'm callin' this... rainbow work!



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WIP pics ond other delights on the blog

but here's the needlework details:

Everything was worked in 2 strands of embroidery floss

Red: DMC 999, Orange: mystery non-brand, Yellow: Anchor 297, Green: mystery non-brand, Blue: Anchor 143, Purple: DMC 718

The unicorn hair is small, tight, chain stitch worked in rows, the outline is backstitch, and the heart applique is outlined in blanket stitch.

The border is worked with loose chain stitch (red and green) lazy daisy stitch (orange and inner red) oversize lazy daisy stitch - with couching to hold the loops in place (blue and red corner pieces)


Credit goes to Minathia and SanDorfALot for the concept/inspiration with their cross stitch pieces, My Girl Thursday for the pattern and pinterest for helping me join up the creative dots  Grin Grin


I'm not lying, I'll be dissapointed if this doesn't get a good response... It took 3 weeks it's probably the biggest thing I've ever embroidered... I love it :-)

I'm going to make it into a cusion for my baby's room (2 weeks and 2 days til due date people!! wow!!)
(interesting fact, I dont know the gender of the bubah... but I thought the pink and the rainbows was offset somewhat by the sarcasm... I like it anyhow... )

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« Last Edit: July 08, 2011 10:21:14 AM by GeekySweetheart » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011 03:27:55 PM »

I like that his shape is not too cutesy, it helps offset the rainbow tail.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011 03:30:59 PM »

I LOVE the idea of rainbow work. Fantastic job!

This rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011 03:32:20 PM »

This is fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011 03:47:22 PM »

HA! This is so awesome. The rainbow mane is gorgeous.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011 04:03:23 PM »

This is beautiful and it made me laugh - brilliant *LOVE*
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011 04:09:12 PM »

I'm in love!!! Fantastic job!
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011 05:57:04 PM »

I kind of want to steal this haha... you've got one lucky baby! Congratulations!
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011 08:42:38 PM »

This is so great it's beyond me!
I love the ironic floral in the background Cheesy
(is there a bigger word than love?) LOVE the rainbow mane!
This indeed ROCKS!
Take some walks and eat spicy food if you get antsy for birthin' day!
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2011 03:42:40 AM »

it helps offset the rainbow tail.

hahah excellent observation  Smiley

I LOVE the idea of rainbow work. Fantastic job!

Thankyou, and yea, I like the idea of making up a style of embroidery too hahah


This is so great it's beyond me!
I love the ironic floral in the background Cheesy
(is there a bigger word than love?) LOVE the rainbow mane!
This indeed ROCKS!
Take some walks and eat spicy food if you get antsy for birthin' day!

thanks :-) the rainbow mane is inded fun to look at, and very gratifying to touch too because of the texture of chain stitch.

pineapple's supposed to be good too, I'm taking rasberry leaf tablets :-) Squiggle will come when Squiggle is ready, but it can't hurt to let him/her know that we're ready right? :-)

Thankyou all for your kind words!! <3

x GS
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