Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Quaker Strawberry - Blackbird Designs


Design: Quaker Strawberry
Designer: Blackbird Designs - taken from the JCS Ornament Issue 2006

Threads: DMC115
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, antique white

I stitched this design for the Hooked on Exchanges Christmas in July Exchange (which shows how far behind I am with my blog posting!). The stitching itself was fairly straightforward, but the finishing was a trifle fiddly.

I followed the instructions for the body of the strawberry itself, although I also backed the piece with iron on interfacing. My fabric was a little small, so it was a question of crossing my fingers and hoping that it didn't fray too much when I gathered the top... The leaves I did differently to the instructions in the magazine, as they are just interfacing backed fabric, no wires. The ornament will hang, but Stacy, the recipient tells me it is going on display as it is.

Here is a little snap of the goodies I added:



6 comments:

Gabi said...

This looks gorgeous. Great finish and great stitching

staci said...

A really wonderful exchange Nic!

valerie said...

Gorgeous strawberry and exchange!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, Nic, you did a FAB job with the finishing! Good for you!!

Stitcher said...

Thankyou for a wonderful Halloween exchange, I really love it, the colours are so nice. And thank you for all the extras too.

Sonda in OR said...

It looks wonderful! Love the colors!