Friday, June 12, 2009

Brown, Again

It seems a few of my projects are stuck in brown phases - this and Lady especially. At least they're different shades of brown. This week I made significant brown progress! The buildings on the left are almost all done and next time I stitch on this, I get to use a non-brown color. Progress, indeed!

A Pool of Brown

There's more of a pool of skirt under the flag now. It's not much, but it's growing.

Eighth Part Done

I finished part eight, as I told you earlier, on Saturday. When Susanne sent me the pattern for part nine, she also sent me a correction for part four (the round flower on the lower left). There is green around it. Should I stitch the green around it, too? Also, Tam wrote me and said this pattern is now for sale! You can find it here. I really want to thank Tam and the Marquoir moderators for giving the group this pattern.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Twin Darts Temari

Barb Suess in her book calls this pattern "Twin Darts". I made it in just over an evening from a ball I'd already wrapped. It will be going to Kosovo at the end of the week with other things for gifts. I think I did a pretty good job with it.

The design is pretty basic, but I did a better job at executing it than I have with other patterns in the past. Maybe my technique is improving.

More in the Middle

The compass rose is coming along. I have two of the interior points done now, and I will be putting the E and W in next. I guess that means I'm nearly halfway done.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Round Robin Underwater

This block is from the Whatever Goes round robin, and I sent it out yesterday. The block itself is huge - at least twenty inches in each direction. This top picture is how I received it.

And this picture shows the overall block after my work.

Here is a close up of my crab.

And this shows the treasure chest and seam treatment I did.

As you can tell, the theme was the sea - both real and fantastical. I'm currently down to two round robins in my possession. Yay, catching up.

A Line of Hearts

And a flower too! I'm most of the way done with part eight in this picture taken on Thursday evening. I finished the part on Saturday. A later post will show it.