Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Summer Quaker Exchange

Design: Quaker ABC freebie
Designer: Gencat
Threads: House of Embroidery - Grapes
Fabric: 28 count evenweave

This is the piece I stitched for Irmeli (no blog) on the Hooked on Exchange blog

I've noticed quite trend towards Quaker stitching (or perhaps it's just the blogs I read!) but this was my first project in the style. It won't be my last - I loved the simplicity of stitching in one colour, although I chose a varigated thread to add interest and because it said 'summer' to me.

For finishing, I was very brave and 'screwed my courage to the sticking post' and went for an octagon shape - I'm still not sure how exactly I got the right dimensions! But it all worked, even though I think I over did the glue holding the pieces together, as it made sticking the pins in tough - and I think I had a dodgy batch of pins, some of the heads came off and my fingers got pricked ... no blood was shed, but I had to get the pliers out to remove the offending items! LOL

And talking of giveaways - you have until Sunday to comment on the Blogoversary giveaway post if you'd like to try and win the scissor pouch!


KarenV said...

This is certainly a popular design at the minute! Your pinkeep is lovely, pretty colours.

Sally said...

That is gorgeous Nic. Love the colours.

Meari said...

You did a great job on the pinkeep. Pretty colors!

Barbara said...

Beautiful job with the pinkeep!

Sharon said...

Your pinkeep is beautiful!

Ruth said...

You know, I'm beginning to wonder if all the current fans of Quakers are blogging -- does this mean Quakers are going mod?