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Monday, June 8, 2009

Florida

Update on the long-lost project. I'm almost done.

I actually call it Florida because I picked up the supplies on a trip there. Crafters know that when we settle in on vacation, we have to find the craft stores and pick up a souvenir that we have to make ourselves.

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That's how much detail is around the edges. The squares that were blank before are now 'sunflowers'. That's what this window pattern is called.

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With all that stitching around the edges (some of it was modified from the original pattern), I thought the middle looked pretty plain so I decided to spice it up a bit with a stitch I just learned called the plaited square stitch.

I marked out the base stitches, wove over them, wove around those stitches, removed the framing threads, and voila!

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It's my first time with this stitch, so it's not perfect, but I really like it. It looks complex on the front, but if you look at the back...

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...that's all that's holding the design in place! Pretty neat, huh?

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I think it looks pretty small in the center though, so I'm going to come up with a curvy border that will look good there and cover up some of that fabric.

Oddly, when I picked up that colorway of floss (Carnival, by Caron Collection), I was told I'd never be able to find a fabric that would go with it.

What do you think? Did I manage it anyway? ;)

Now I'll have to get to felting that bag and finish up this Bad Juju. There will be pics.

2 comments:

s said...

wow oh wow! Great job!

Rabid said...

Thanks muchly!