Monday, May 30, 2011
This canvas is painted on #13 using the same stitches as #1061 with one additional stitch for the bottom center segment. The partridge insert that will go in the center is the same one used on the quilt square and is a separate canvas painted on #18.
Since this is such a large canvas (19x19") I also did a line drawn version - #1062-O - so it could also be stitched partially in Bargello to speed up the process.
As soon as both of the quilts return from the painters I'll be stitching this one for a display piece at the January show.
The canvas will also be available in a line drawn version (#1061-O) for those that want to create their own stitches or use it as a class project.
Next on the drawing board is the wreath version of this canvas, which I hope to complete today.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
This piece, #EW-17, is being stitched by Iris Wigal in a class taught by MaryLu Leger. Lots of gold couching and jewels, and I love the light coverage stitch on the background.. This should be a total knockout when it's finished!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Designing dimensionals is always a little tricky - you're not really sure of the results until the item is constructed. In the past I've had them finished before stitching just to make sure the proportions were correct, but this one needed a stitch guide so I decided to "test drive".
The finished product should be back in a few weeks so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
In the meantime, moving on to the wings.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The above photo is the original version, but Maryann's are stitched in more intense colors. Since these are only partially painted you can dress them in the colors of your choice. The new stitch guides can be ordered directly from Maryann (see our Stitch Guide page for contact info.)