My stitching update and a Betsy's stitch a long

8.13.2012


I am pleased with how this is turning out. I was struggling with the french knots, so I bought beads to use instead. In the center of the flowers I used amethyst and mother-of-pearl beads. Left overs from my jewelry making days. I ended up deciding to make this a wall hanging and the plan is to have more hand quilting on it than machine quilting. We'll see if I stick to that plan. =) The one thing I would do differently would be to use two strands of embroidery floss for the words instead of the #5 pearl thread.  The words were too small for such a thick thread. I don't hate it, so I left it as it is and am making the mental note for next time. =) 

Next up, check out this darling quilt. 

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Seriously, is it not the sweetest? The pattern is called Betsy's Closet by Brenda Riddle

Jenny and Kathy are hosting a stitch along to make this darling stitchery quilt and anyone can join in on the fun! All the information for the stitch a long can be found here or here. Also, Brenda has some kits made up that you can buy with all that you will need and because I want mine to look just like the picture, I bought one. I cannot wait for it to get here so I can start! 

Be sure to come back on Wednesday when I will be sharing my Bowls With Borders project. =) 


8 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitchery and beautiful verse on it! I love anything Brenda Riddle and love her fabric lines!

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  2. I love your stitchery, and I think the Betsy's Closet quilt is adorable too!

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  3. What a beautiful stitchery!! Love the verse!! That quilt is too cute!! Happy new week! xo Heather

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  4. Wonderful stitchery, Amy. Cute, cute quilt too, are your going to start working on this, soon?

    Hope you are having a great week.

    :) Carolyn

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  5. What a darling pattern!! Looking forward to seeing your progress!!

    chris

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  6. Oh, this is tempting. I'm following the Stitch Along. I need to think about this for a day or two. I'd love to join in, but am not sure I have the time to commit. So, so, tempting. I'll let you know if i join in!

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  7. beautiful stitching Amy! love the pearl i use it too instends of dots sometimes! great pattern this closet! nice day to you!

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