Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Stitches 52 to 58

Seven samples for TAST with Sharon b. at Pin Tangle.

Stitches 52 to 58

 Stitch 52 - Triangular Feather Stitch

This is a nice variation of the feather stitch.

Triangular Feather Stitch

Stitch 53 – Herringbone Square & Stitch 54 Laced Square Herringbone

These two give a totally different look even though they start out exactly the same.

Herringbone Square and Laced Square Herringbone

Stitch 55 - Buttonholed Herringbone

This would make a nice edging. I added the French Knots

Buttonholed Herringbone

Stitch 56 – Sailors Stitch

Nice and easy, (more French Knots, my favourite stitch).

Sailors Stitch

Stitch 57 – Sailors Edge

Equally easy, you would think I could have made the centre square.

Sailors Edge

Stitch 58 – Woven Detached Chain Stitch

A little time consuming but I like the effect.

Woven Detached Chain Stitch

I will link up to TAST at Pin Tangle

Check out the comments to see all the beautiful work going on there.

Happy Stitching,


Fern Study 3, 4, 5

Quilt Documentation # 146, 150, 151

This all started when we did some plein air printing during our summer retreat.

The ferns were used as a stamp as well as a resist and I experimented with different techniques over the prints.

Fern Study 3, 4, 5 separated

Fern Study 3, 4, 5 zipped together
This is what these 3 prints looked like prior to embroidering.

fern prints
Fern Study #3 was hand embroidered using sashiko thread.

Fern Study 3 - hand embroidered

Fern Study #4 was thread painted on the machine and I outline stitched the ghost print with yellow thread.

Fern Study 4 - thread painted
Fern Study #5 was a ghost print that I outline stitched with metallic thread and then painted with Tsukineko Ink.

Fern Study 5 -stitched and ink painted

This is what the back looks like and I haven't added any sleeves yet but I might.


Do I want these as wall quilts????

 OR........looks what happens when they are all zipped (zippered)?  together.

All 3 panels zipped up

OR maybe separated them like this.......
One and two

OR like this..........

OH WAIT!  Look what fits perfectly inside ......

Perfect fit
So much fun!!! 

Still not sure what I will do with them.

Each quilt measures 10" x 14".

Happy Quilting,


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NOFA Meeting – November 9, 2013

Northern Ontario Fibre Artists had their fall meeting yesterday, November 9th.

Marie's workshop was a Maggie Grey technique using plastic canvas, string and tissue paper. Fun project.

Here are some of the projects completed since our last meeting, work in progress and experiments from our Show and Tell.

A recent workshop by Catherine Cribbs by the Englehart & Area Artists produced several collages.

Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network - an all Canadian blogger site.

Happy Quilting,


WIP by Jane

Marnie's bead encrusted quilt purchased on a recent trip to Israel 



Runner by Marnie (it is draped over the edge of counter
 - it really does have straight edges)

quilt over art canvas and collage by Terry

collage by Kit

collage by Marie

collage by Marie
crocheted pots by Silvia

collage by Karen

framed quilt by Karen

 brown bag guild challenge by Marnie
- could only use what was in the bag

fern study by Terry