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!

4 comments:

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