I made this photo yesterday late evening at 23.52. We have had the shortest night now. I is not darker than this photo during the night. We live on 62 o Latitude north. Further north you can see the sun above the horizon the whole night. You can click on the photo to enlarge.
My first long-short stitch ever. I am surprised about the result, it took me 2 hours. I drew the butterfly myself with a pencil first ,on the fabric. It is on my TAST sampler. I have used one strand silk floss. I am from the quilt world and have not much embroidered before.
First all the hearts on the normal way, reverse applique and after that feather stitch with Sassa Lynne Jumbo perle fine thread, color Hampshire clay. Detail photo from the quilt top. You can click on the photos to enlarge.
The quilt top is ready. 112 x 132 cm. 44,8 x 52,8 inch.
I have made a quilt top from a part of the hearts I have swapped during the last year.
I have added two hearts made by myself.
First I have reverse appliqued the hearts with normal sewing thread. After that I have done a feather stitch on top to make it stronger.
This quilt is for a little girl, about 5, 6, years old.
I didn't use the hearts with SRE on it, because I think it will be disappointing when you get a quilt and it becomes damaged after very short time in use.
In the USA there is an organisation founded by Sue Nebeker which collect quilt for soldiers who come back, wounded, from a war.
But also she collect quilts for children who lost their daddy in a war, f.e. in Iraq.
This organisation will finish this quilt with batting, binding and quilting.
To make a point: I am against any war ! and special the Iraq war.
But all those children without a dad in the future deserve a comfort quilt.
I really hope that this quilt with all the butterflies on it and a butterfly border will give a little girl a little comfort in her sad and sorrow days.
This is on my TAST sampler with Sassa Lynne thread Jumbo perle fine, color blue spruce. This is on a CQ block, DMC perle 5. This is my try of the stitch of this week in a free form. A wool felt atc with 2 strands of silk floss premium from Vikky Clayton, leaves and beads. The chain stitch and the border with Jumbo perle fine color Hampshire clay.
Last week I received those atc cards. # 1 and 2 from Lauren, USA and # 3 from Dianne AUS. I am very happy with those little pieces of art. Every atc I receive is more beautiful in real as on the photos when I chose them. Thank you ladies for this trade. I have to make new ones myself next week, my custumers run out of choice ;)))
This is Wilma's block in the DYB RR from a group I am in. Wilma has a theme "Joane of Arc". She sewed very light blocks with a picture from an old French postcard in the centre. She asked us to keep the blocks light or tone in tone, all beige or a bit pastel. Joane of Arc had chosen the French lily ( Fleur de Lis) as symbol for freedom. I did that with lasts week TAST stitch. I also embroidered the word Liberte, which means freedom. I hope that Wilma likes her block. It goes with the other five on their way to Finland now.
This weeks stitch was the Satin stitch. It should be one of the easiest stitches, but I found it rather difficult to get it neat. The one of the variegated thread is made on my tast sampler and the France lily is made on a DYB block from a quilt friend who has the theme of Joane of Arc. I have used white and grey cotton embroider 16 DMC.