March 19, 2012

Carolynn--whipped spider stitch, catch-up stitches, Family block

Hello!
We have been driving from Seattle to Palm Desert, so I've been stitching in the car.
The first thing I thought I'd do is go back and catch up with earlier TAST stitches. I tried a couple of iterations of each. The only one I wasn't able to accomplish was the Rosette Stitch, which is a variation of the Twisted Chain stitch.  Anyone have some suggestions on how to accomplish that stitch?

Here's my overall sampler--


(Sorry the picture uploaded upside down!)

And my whipped spider stitches.  I didn't do very well on these; I should go back and try more with different  threads!


(Please excuse the incorrect apostrophe! What was I thinking?!?)


After the sampler, I began working on one of my Family blocks--very fun!


Finally, a detail of my Family block:


That's all!!


14 comments:

Susan said...

Love, love, love your family block! That is so beautiful! The sampler is looking so interesting (even upside down) with all the different stitches decorating it. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Your earlier TAST offerings are great and your family block is lovely. Patch embroidery is a delight, wonderful stitching.

Debra Spincic said...

Once I got my computer turned upside down, I enjoyed your sampler photo so much more!

Love the "Family" embroidery and the white floral bouquet---could see a few very small whipped wheels snuggled in there too.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Nice sampler, even upside down it looks good! Can't help you on the Rosette stitch because I've never done one. Sorry. Love your family block. The wheel/flowers and leaves to the left of the family photo are beautiful. It reminds me of Brian Haggard's work. (I got his book as a Christmas gift and just love it!) You do well in a car ;-)

Judy S. said...

Love that floral bouquet on your family block. The thread is a perfect color against the fabric! Might have to try one of those wheel-flowers; they're great! Also like the leaves. Nice work! Fun sampler too.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I agree Connie, Brian's book is so very ovely to look through.

ladyhawthorne said...

Your family block is wonderful and I like those wheel flowers too!

CarolynnS said...

Yes! I have Brian Haggard's book and am using it for inspiration! Nancy D. and another friend are doing neutral blocks, and I liked them so much I decided to do one also. Then I got onto using my photos in blocks. That reminded me of Brian Haggard's book, which I've had on my bookshelf for over a year, so I dipped into it and discovered that he had good ideas for just the things I wanted to do so I've brought it along on this trip. I'm enjoying the process and the results!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

A sewing friend and I each purchased his book when it was released In the UK, but it's the first time I've seen interpretations of his work. Your block is looking very lovely and have to say how impressed I am that this can be achieved in a car, but I suppose you weren't driving, at least I hope so! Ha ha.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

LOL! I wonder how many crazy quilters are crazy enough to try driving and stitching at once? That would be almost as bad as driving and texting!

Barbara C said...

Beautiful block! I love the neutral palette.

Suztats said...

I tat in the car, but I don't embroider! (passenger only) I tried it once, but felt too much like a pincushion. Bumpy roads and sharp needles are not a good mix! lol So I am amazed by your sampler. Kudos.
I do like your family block: the colours, the way it's pieced. What drew my eye was the bouquet you stitched. I love it! Circles of life meeting the vine that weaves throughout the block..........like how each person is connected to one another in a family.....

PeregrineBlue said...

oh how i love this. i tried once, in vain to do a crazy quilted piece. i must try again.

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