0085 - SWAP°PEN auf Deutsch by PiecedByPeace

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-01-12T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-01-22T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

16" x 16" Pillow

Made for a swap on Flickr.  Paper pieced based on a print.

Time to come out of the shadows.     Zeit, um aus dem Schatten.

Swap Partner will not find out who they are until it gets posted in March

Pictures

Those sneeky little thread bunnies

Loves

Samlevi1313
IAmJustOneMom
Aquiltingjewel
stitchcat
Eamylove
JudyBR
Mymble
Caribousmom
Jschlender

Comments

Mrsquilt

This is lovely!

Damnskippy

Love the colors and stitching. Really beautiful!

True

Oh love the colors and cannot wait to see whole thing!

Stamdl

Gorgeous~ lovely colors and great quilting!

Strandkorbtraum

Ohh so viel schöne Grüntöne ... ich bin begeistert

Terryt1955

Strandkorbtraum I second that! (Sure hope what you said is nice....)

Terryt1955

Love the colors but I LOVE the hand quilting detail. Makes me want to start a new project (NO! I can't get distracted).

AllPatchedUp

ROFLMAO Terryt1955 !! I laughed so hard I nearly spit soda on my computer. (now now, Strandkorbtraum always speaks nice wink )

Quiltdiva the little teaser here is fantastic. Great handstitching detail...can't wait to see the whole piece. :)

Nexxus831

Oh I can not wait to see the finished product. My favorite color is green and love mixing hand work with machine work.

Strandkorbtraum

Terryt1955 Allpatchedup - always nice, well yeah as long as they aren't my projets they are usually nice so it's not hard to say nice things about them.

AllPatchedUp

Oh c'mon Strandkorbtraum !! Your projects are fabulous! You don't give yourself the credit you deserve.

PiecedByPeace

Terryt1955 Oh piddle, is this the time to admit that it is not hand stitching or can I do it after a few more nice comments ? :) At that time I may also admit that I did try to hand stitch but gave up as I was pants at it.

AllPatchedUp

Well you fooled a great many of us Quiltdiva so I say revel in the comments!!! ;)

twistedandloose

Wonderful colors and love the stitching. Nice job!

Terryt1955

You're kidding-not handstitched? What kind of machine are you on and what is the stitch called?

PiecedByPeace

Terryt1955 The stitch to use depends on your machine. I did the stitch on my Janome 7700 stitch #94. It is the stitch that does a single stitch then a triple stitch (in one stitch, i.e. forward, backwards, forwards) then a single stitch again, then repeated , if that makes sense :) You have your thread of choice in the bobbin and invisible thread spool on top. You have to push up the top thread tension way up so the invisible thread pulls the bobbin thread up to the top and 'over' when it does the backstich so you see it. The 'gap' between stitches is the single stitch done in invisible thread. It was my first attempt and will definitely get a better invisible thread next time as I had to go sooo slow to stop it keep snapping because of the tension pushing it to near breaking point LOL. I looking in my Bernina 440 manual and they have it listed as stitch #44, 60 and 61 but I don't have my machine out to see what the differences are between the stitches.

Capetowngirl

Love your colour choices

Terryt1955

Quiltdiva You are the bomb! Thanks so much for that explanation as I have the same machine and thought there had to be a hand quilting stitch but didn't see it explained in the user's manual. I never did make it to the free lessons to learn my machine. I guess I should have!!

Next question, what is a "good" brand of invisible thread?

PiecedByPeace

Terryt1955 The user manual is pretty basic to keep it polite :) Good invisible thread? Very good question. I am on the hunt for that very thing. I have tried googling and the one below gets good comments but can only be ordered within the US.

http://www.harriethargrave.com/Harriet-Hargrave-s-Private-Label-004-Nylon-by-YLI-p139.html

Terryt1955

Thanks so much for the lead. Are you in any of the swaps?

PiecedByPeace

Swaps on Threadbias? No, as I have not actually seen any. Not sure how to find them. A couple on Flickr.

AllPatchedUp

Quiltdiva Thank you!! I knew I wanted to remember that stitch for a reason...and I did remember the stitch....but of course forgot what I wanted to use it for!!! Likewise, I knew my machine could do the handstitch looking stitch, but could not remember how/what stitch. laughing Yep, that's the way my brain works. sigh

I'll have to try it out now so I don't forget again. lol

Whatthebobbin

Very cute. I love the quilting too.

True

Quiltdiva this is just gorgeous and just read your "tutorial" on the stitch how cool. Swaps here on Threadbias end up being listed under groups...click group button on left upper side and it will show you the way.

Mymble

This is so wonderful- very fortunate swap partner;))

Kathie

This is beautiful and I love the stitching (I've also found that stitch on my machine smile ); it looks so hand done! Your colors are amazing, nice work!

Caribousmom

This is great - I love it!

IAmJustOneMom

Is this sweet paper piece pattern available here?

PiecedByPeace

IAmJustOneMom Sorry it was not a published pattern but I have sent you a message.

IAmJustOneMom

QuiltDiva I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Chrissybugs

Love your work. I hostess a couple of swaps and we'd love to have you join! Improvi-Robin, perhaps?

PiecedByPeace

Chrissybugs Thank you, I will message you about the swaps however, Improv is so far outside my comfort zone you would need binoculars to see it :)

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