Sunday Stash August 5, 2018

No change to any of the numbers.
I’ve mostly done hand work this week, finishing the square with the moon and stars.
moon and starsThe background fabric is hand painted and stamped cotton sateen. I followed the spiral shape of the stamp to embroider the moon using a linked chain stitch.
I started the quilt in a Rose Hughes class in July 2015. The class theme was learning to embellish quilts with embroidery. A couple hours in I realized she didn’t intend to show us anything beyond straight stitch variations. I can appreciate a good straight stitch, but I had been looking for more. I’m finishing the quilt with a variety of stitches and decided to name it Beyond Straight.
At the time I was quite disappointed with the class, but I would never have done this if I hadn’t taken it. Now I’ve turned it into exactly what I wanted it to be and consider it a valuable learning experience.
Fabric In: 13 yards
Fabric Out: 13.5 yards
Net Fabric Used: 0.5 yards
Quilt & embroidery spending: $112
How did you do this week?

1 Pack Rat With a Plan
2 Julie in GA
3 Meloney
4 Kate
5 maggie f
6 Patricia
7 Quilting Gail
8 Aileen
9 DesertSky Quilting

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8 Responses to Sunday Stash August 5, 2018

  1. Pack Rat With a Plan says:

    So much of life is like that – what we get out of something is rarely what we expected – but we learn from all of it. Love the spiral moon!

  2. Kate says:

    Sometimes a class helps you know what you don’t like. The stitching is looking great. You are moving along with your goals for August.

  3. Mia is mine says:

    Your project is so pretty….reminds me of the 60’s….I really like it a lot. That spiral moon is lovely – both the pattern and the color! Thank you for sharing and hosting!

  4. Gayle Kush says:

    Embroidery is so relaxing. I discovered a great blog. If you Google Julie B Booth it should come up for you. Her style has given me a new appreciation for the humble lowly straight stich. It is mostly free form. I would love to take a class from her.

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  6. dezertsuz says:

    I like what you’re doing, and that name is just perfect.

  7. chrisknits says:

    Great job at saving something that wasn’t working for you. It helps us expand our skills and takes us beyond the mundane!

  8. Joyce A Crabtree says:

    I like the square Donna. The pink stitches are very nice! I’m glad you could turn a negative experience around!

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