February 18, 2011

February Vintage Pattern Stitchalong: Week 3

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Download the pattern (thanks, Claudia!)


Hi everyone! I am really loving this stitchalong idea - I love checking into our pool and these comments and seeing all the creative ways you've been interpreting this design. I love how you leave things out, flip the design around, the different colors you choose - this has been so much fun!

So, as you saw last week - I spent most of my time changing my mind and choosing blues to contrast with the bright pinks:


But once I made up my mind on the basic colors I would use, my stitching really took off quickly:


Aside from a simple back stitch in dark turquoise on the stems, I used the same 2 stitches from week 1week 2 - lazy daisy and french knot.

I added extra french knots wherever I wanted to add a little more texture, and before I knew it, I was done!
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For the last week of our stitchalong I'll stitch a matching pillowcase, wash and iron my work (and hope it doesn't fall apart), and take a photo for all of you. :)


Here's what you guys have been stitching!

jodycourt used the design to make a pretty embroidered cuff:
Hippie Grammie cuff 3

Kim thinks her stitching is a bit wonky, but I'm sorry Kim, I have to disagree - look at those beautiful stitches!
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I love the tone-on-tone design elliefunkhandmade is doing:
WIP February Stitch Along 2 - 16/2

Gorgeous bright colors on this cloth stitched by annalea hart:
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ninimakes is stitching her pattern onto a handmade top (love the stripes!)
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Allie reinterpreted the design as a heart:
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Last but not least, I love the bright contrast daddys_little_hurl used:
Feeling Stitchy Vintage Pattern Stitch Along

So, do we have any takers for our last week in the February stitchalong? Just add your pics to the pool, or leave a link to your blog in the comments and we might feature your work next week! Thanks for stitching along with us, can't wait to see your work!

16 comments:

  1. Oh Wow! I'm new to embroidery, but I'm loving the neat things I'm seeing on this blog! Thanks for sharing -- getting me inspired to do something different!

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  2. love that bright pillowcase! of course, all the stitching is lovely! thanks for sharing everything and the pattern!

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  3. You're too kind! Hehe. Thank you for sharing my project - it was quite a pleasant surprise :)

    The others are all looking excellent too. Such inspiration!

    Much love,
    Kim

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  4. I really love the bright blues/turquoise on your pillowcase and I also like the brights on Daddy's Little Hurl. Lots and lots of inspiration here. THANKS for sharing a fun pattern.

    Jody

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  5. Your pillowcase turned out beautifully. I'm so glad I found your site.. it's been a constant source of inspiration. :)

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  6. Oh! I'm so sad... I went to trace the pattern with my iron transfer pen and it was all dried up! :( So, until I get to a craft store with the transfer pencils I can just admire all the other crafty people stitching away!!!! :D

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  7. I just found this blog and I'm so inspired to join the stitchalong! So what if I'm supposed to be sewing up a few tote bags for my mom, that can wait!

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  8. I have finished mine and posted in my blog.
    http://thendralscraft.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-vintage-pattern-stitchalong-my.html

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  9. Wow, the stitching is wonderful!

    Thank you for sponsoring the Stitch-along! I included my bit on a towel for a giveaway this week at http://momwaldsplace.blogspot.com/. I also shared photos of it in the Flickr Group Please feel free to use any of the photos of it.

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  10. Bravo ! Ces motifs sont vraiment magnifiques et les couleurs superbes !
    Amitiés de France
    Catherine

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  11. Love all the different way to interpet this design. Thank you for starting this stitch-along. Love how they all turned out.

    Nan

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  12. Hi MY trials are in my blog..
    http://sadalas.blogspot.com/2011/02/stitch-along-with-feeling-stitchy.html

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  13. I haven't finished mine yet, but I used variegated thread, in shades of peach and pale yellow, on a white tea-towell. Extra posh with no extra work!!

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  14. I had given a trial and posted it in my blog.
    http://viji-crafts.blogspot.com
    viji

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