This is lovely!
Love the colors and stitching. Really beautiful!
Oh love the colors and cannot wait to see whole thing!
Gorgeous~ lovely colors and great quilting!
Ohh so viel schöne Grüntöne ... ich bin begeistert
Love the colors but I LOVE the hand quilting detail. Makes me want to start a new project (NO! I can't get distracted).
Oh I can not wait to see the finished product. My favorite color is green and love mixing hand work with machine work.
Oh c'mon Strandkorbtraum !! Your projects are fabulous! You don't give yourself the credit you deserve.
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.
Wonderful colors and love the stitching. Nice job!
You're kidding-not handstitched? What kind of machine are you on and what is the stitch called?
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.
Love your colour choices
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?
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.
Thanks so much for the lead. Are you in any of the swaps?
Swaps on Threadbias? No, as I have not actually seen any. Not sure how to find them. A couple on Flickr.
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. Yep, that's the way my brain works. sigh
I'll have to try it out now so I don't forget again. lol
Very cute. I love the quilting too.
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.
This is so wonderful- very fortunate swap partner;))
This is beautiful and I love the stitching (I've also found that stitch on my machine ); it looks so hand done! Your colors are amazing, nice work!
This is great - I love it!
Is this sweet paper piece pattern available here?
Love your work. I hostess a couple of swaps and we'd love to have you join! Improvi-Robin, perhaps?