Monday, April 18, 2016

IHSW and CQJP 2016 February Block Seam 7

For International Hermit & Stitch Weekend (IHSW), I worked on my Heaven and Earth Designs Twilight Duel cross stitch, based upon artwork by Ruth Thompson and on my Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2016 February block.

The photo above was my starting point with Twilight Duel. This was 1,842 stitches into page 4 (14,776 stitches into the project.) I was working on the 6th color on page 4.

This was my stopping point last night. I added over 900 stitches to pages 3, 4 & 5 (mostly to page 4.) There are now 2,687 stitches complete on page 4 (15,687 stitches to the project.) And, I am working on the 9th color on page 4.

I also embellished the 7th seam on my CQJP 2016 February block. 

This seam was created using a strand of size 5 DMC #4045 variegated green pearl cotton to make detached chain stitched leaves and straight stitched stems.

Next, flower petals were created using criss-crossed straight stitches made with size 8 DMC #498 pearl cotton.

The seam was inspired by 2 seams I found in the book The Magic of Crazy Quilting: A Complete Resource for Embellished Quilting by Marsha Michler.

(The lighting today made it difficult to get a good photo.)

IHSW is sponsored by Joyce at Random Ramblings. Details are here. To see what other bloggers completed for IHSW, you may find links to their blogs here.

I am linking up with Stitchery Link Party #54 at Super Mom - No Cape! I encourage you to visit to see the free vintage embroidery pattern and to see what other bloggers have been working on this week. If you do any hand embroidery and have a blog, I encourage you to link up and join the fun!

Thank you for stopping by!


Tiffstitch said...

Great progress on Twilight and very nice stitching on your seam!

Deb said...

Great progress, love those seams treatments too. Lovely stitching

Renee said...

Thank you, Deb!

Queeniepatch said...

That purple spot must make it easier to navigate on the Twilight Duel.
Nice seam of flowers!

Katie said...

Oh fantastic progress! Great seam!

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of stitches for one weekend! How exciting to see so much coming out now. That CQ seam is just lovely. You always make #5 look like the finest thread, while I make it look like a mess. It's why I seldom use it!

Christine Barnsley said...

Fantastic progress on your cross stitch project Renee! It is really starting to take shape. Love your latest CQJP seam too... very pretty little flowers! Have a lovely week! Christine x

SuperMomNoCape said...

I always love seeing your progress shots! It reminds me of just how much work and hours of stitching go into each cross-stitch design I see.

Your line of stitching on your crazy quilt project is so pretty!

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and as always for the sweet write up and link back encouraging everyone to come see what others have linked up. Aloha hugs!

Joysze said...

Ooooh, lovely HAED progress, Renee. I LOVE that seam!! So pretty and delicate!!!