February 26, 2011
February Vintage Pattern Stitchalong: Week 4
Well it's the final week of the Vintage Pattern Stitchalong and I am all done! I popped in a cheesy movie this morning and put the final touches on my second pillowcase.
Then, I crossed my fingers, turned them inside out, and washed them. I usually don't turn my stitching inside out, but I wanted to be extra-careful because I'd done so many French knots...
Voila! I was fortunate and the faint charcoal lines washed right out and the stitches held up perfectly:
I ran out of a couple of colors, so I swapped colors between the two pillowcases, which would make for a good game of "spot the differences," if you are very, very bored. :)
I added some extra french knots around the large flowers in the middle of the design - I used to hate French knots, but once you get the hang of them they are very addictive.
So, here they are washed (ahem: unironed - a girl can only get so much done in time for same-day blog posting) and ready to go:
But, sheesh, next time I choose colors for a blog post to photograph, I think I'll stay away from teals and fushchias! They look so pretty in real life, but it's almost impossible to capture true-to-life shades of pink and blue in photos. I did tons of monkeying around with my camera settings just to get these pics.
But now, on to my favorite part - your stitching! :)
Ninimakes gets double points for creativity by stitching on a shirt she made herself (from a Built by Wendy pattern):
I love how elegant the design looks in one color and it contrasts so well with the subtle pattern in her fabric - gorgeous, Ninimakes!
I love the placement Avrienne chose for her t-shirt stitching, and the pretty autumn palette she used:
Aimee also stitched her design on a t-shirt - I really, really love the details in this progress shot:
Speaking of in-progress, I also love the details in this project by hannita - can't wait to see it finished!
Lisa chose light colors that show up well against her blue fabric:
I love how everybody approaches their stitches in a different way - I love the loose, open stitches and extra French knots in this version by Megan:
Last but certainly not least, 2 of our own bloggers at Feeling Stitchy joined in...
Jo also stitched her design on a pillowcase:
And Carina stitched up her own modified version of the pattern, with lots of lovely pastel colors:
I wish I could have featured every single one of you - but HEY, why don't you help us make a list of everyone that took part? If you joined the stitchalong this month (even if yours is in progress), please leave a link in the comments!
Thank you so much for stitching along with us! I hope you all had fun and were inspired, even if you couldn't join along. This was super fun and inspiring for me - I pulled out embroidery I literally have not touched in years.
Be sure to check back with us for more stitchalongs - I happen to know that there's a really, really, really good one coming up.... :)
Recap of the February Stitchalong:
Download the pattern (thanks, Claudia!)
Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on my blog, and find my vintage transfer collection at Vintage Transfer Finds.
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