April 1, 2014

Fitzy - I'm callin' it done!

Block #2 - Finished
Learning all these new stitches, working with all these new threads...so much to learn! Can't say I'm fond of working with the metallic thread, but I know it gives me the look when I want it in a certain area. I DO love the pearl cotton, and I now I'm finding I prefer using it over floss. The beads are fun, for sure. I keep resisting putting them EVERYWHERE!

Progressing nicely on the baby afghan, nice to see it about 3/4 done.

Hope you're all making it a GREAT week!

11 comments:

cq4fun said...

And I'm calling it beautifully done! Your stitching is so neat and precise.

ladyhawthorne said...

Metallic threads can be frustrating. I am still in love with your dandelion!

Judy S. said...

Nice job with the metallic threads; they drive me crazy! I like the way the left-hand seam complements the dandelion. Looks great to me!

Debra Spincic said...

Very restrained and elegant!

I like perle cotton more than floss also. Unfortunately, my mother thought she was being supportive and gave me one skein of each color of the entire line of DMC floss. That coupled with an already large inventory of my own means I have a lot of floss.

Suztats said...

So, are you flossing regularly, Debra?....... lol!

Suztats said...

Fitzy, this is really beautiful!
That's the trade-off with metallic threads--they look so nice, but they're a real pain. Some are better than others, though. What kind of metallic threads did you use?

QuiltingFitzy said...

I used Kreinik. I have NO idea is this a "good" kind, lol. Sounds fancy!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Thank you for all your support and comments. It all means a lot to me. I'm having a blast!

Suztats said...

Kreinik is usually pretty good. One thing I have found with metallic threads--they need to be threaded in the direction they come off the spool, meaning that you should thread the needle on the open end, then unroll your thread from the spool, cut and knot. Some people also use 'thread heaven' or beeswax to condition the metallic thread before using. Short thread lengths are best, too. Hope these are useful tips.

Debra Spincic said...

:-)

Debra Spincic said...

I usually just couch metallic threads down.