October 11, 2010

From the archives

After a super busy work week and weekend, I don't have a lot to share stitching wise.  I had a very productive weekend running errands and taking care of yard work - it's leaf raking season - and by the time I sat down at night, I was too tired to concentrate on stitching.  So I decided to share a photo of an exchange I made for a private birthday exchange.  My partner's birthday was in September - the 20th so with everything going on with my dad, I was really pleased to finish this and get it into the mail to arrive on time.

I used Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manner. I took one of the larger motifs and finished it into a diamond wall hanging.  I found a batik fabric at my local quilt shop that was perfect for the backing piece.  The ric rac trim was less than expertly applied - it was hard to get it to do what I wanted and lay flat.  The recipient seemed to like it for which I was very glad.  I used the called for Valdani 3 strand threads on a piece of fabric from my linen.  I must say I did not care for stitching with this thread and I'm not sure why.  Maybe it was the fabric I used - some kind of even weave - or the thickness of the three threads together but I'm not sure I will use them to stitch this chart for myself. 

Anyway, off to see if I can't get some stitching done.  Hope your week started off well!


Stitch Wizard said...

Quaker Diamonds is just beautiful and the colors are really pretty!! Your stitching on this is lovely!

Cole said...

Very pretty colors, Great finish!

connie said...

I like the colors in Quaker Diamond.The rick rack was a nice touch..well done!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Patti! :D