Tuesday, September 3, 2013

BFF Month 1.3 Stitching

Here's the third stitchery motif for Month 1 of Rosalie Quinlan's Best Friends Forever:


The only issue I've had so far with these patterns has been the gummy ink that they are printed with. It is very hard to stitch through. My solution has been to pick a side of the line and stick with it. For the most part, I've found that stitching on the outside of any curves is best, because the thread has a tendency to roll inwards and cover the line.

I've been stitching all the half pinwheel flowers to the outside of the line as well, which makes them a bit larger. So far, though, I still think they are pretty cute!


The fourth (and last) motif for this month is the teapot. I am chain stitching almost the whole thing, so it has been slow going. I'm hoping it will be done next week, but no promises!

This week I am linking once again to WIP Wednesday (which starts late Tuesday, if you are wondering) at The Needle and Thread Network.

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17 comments:

  1. Gummy ink would be really annoying. You're doing well in spite of it. Your stitching is so even and neat - looking good.

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    1. I've been plagued by gummy ink on this project! But that's another post...

      Thanks very much, Jillian!

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  2. this is a lovely piece, wonder what thread you are using, it covers the ink lines very well so think it might be quite thick?

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    1. Thanks very much, Margaret. It is just two strands of regular DMC floss. But stem stitch and chain stitch are full stitches, so they cover well. I also think that using very bright, saturated colours is a big help to distract the eye from the grey lines.

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. Cute pattern and lovely stitching. I did not notice any lines, looks great.

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    1. Thanks very much, Pam! You can see them a little in the close up, but I don't think they are a problem either.

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  4. Lovely stitching, it will all look great when finished.

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  5. Hello Monica,

    Your stitching is so lovely and neat, good luck with this project.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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    1. Thanks very much, Bev! I need to post an update soon...

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  6. I love Best Friends Forever. Beautiful stitching; I look forward to seeing your finished project.

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    1. Thanks Kate. I hope you are patient, because it seems to be taking me 2 - 3 months to complete each month of the project!

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