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« on: April 07, 2014 05:55:39 PM »

I embroidered a Maori fish hook in a woodgrain pattern.  I'm thinking of using it and other Maori designs as blocks in a Maori quilt.  I'm envisioning blue, green, black and brown for the colors and maybe using some nice batiks for framing.  It's still just an idea for now, but I'm liking it the more I think about it.  Quilting and embroidery are my two big things right now. 



Please tell me what you think of it! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014 06:41:12 PM »

Very nice work! I think the quilt is a great idea.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014 05:59:04 AM »

I love your theme. And your stitching is wonderful! I think your color ideas are swell. And the batik will give it that "watery" effect. I think you are well on your way to a great project.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014 07:52:15 AM »

It would look so great in a Maori quilt.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014 06:56:21 PM »

Thanks for the comments! Cheesy

I've made a couple of other Maori-inspired designs this year and they're in green...that's what got me thinking about a Maori quilt.





It all started over a year ago when I stitched a set of napkins as a Christmas present for someone.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418057.msg4947523#msg4947523

I kept thinking that I could do better so I've been working on them off and on throughout the year.  I'm definitely going to go for the quilt idea.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014 07:19:56 PM »

Beautiful embroidery! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2014 08:42:34 PM »

Oooh I love the wide border on that last one. Is there a particular name for that?
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014 04:10:27 PM »

Oooh I love the wide border on that last one. Is there a particular name for that?

It's a herringbone ladder stitch.  It's basically woven through two rows of backstitches.

Here's a link to the tutorial I learned it from:
http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/stitch/back-stitch/herringbone-ladder-filling-stitch/
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