Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Update!

I finally finished the next page of my Quakers and Quilts chart. I love the star but I dislike the 1/4 stitches! It sloooowed me way down. I was surprised that I didn't mind the back stitching. Of course, there is quite a bit of back stitching in the bottom half of this chart so I might change my mind on that later on.
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In my last post, I showed you my homework for a class I was taking. During class last night , this is what my homework looked like. I'm hoping to have more pictures for you soon. Keep in mind that "soon" for me and most other people is not the same! It was a fun class and I was surprised that I completed more than the other students. That has *never happened* before.
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I'm feeling a little itchy....dare I hope that I might be getting a bit of my mojo back?!!!

30 comments:

Pat said...

Your class project looks really interesting! As for the cross-stitch, I can recall I wasn't fond of quarter-stitches, either, but your star looks BEAUTIFUL!

Deborah said...

That's a beautiful square on quaker and quilts.

Zlaty said...

Your cross stich project is pretty!

I can't wait to see more of your class, it looks very interesting, are those pieces the leftovers?


Have a great end of the week!

valerie said...

Q&Q looks great! Yea, 1/4 stitches are no fun but the effect is worth it! Nie quilting too!

beeinstitches said...

Your stitching looks fab. Hope to see it in person in a few weeks!
Oh, I know where your "homework" project is going. This is a very cool piecing technique. WHO thinks these things up??? My mom is always asking me that, and why isn't it me, she asks, making a ton of money off of a plastic template??? Hmmmmm . . . Guess I better get on that!

Simone de Klerk said...

Your mojo seems to be returning. I just love your stitchery work. So nice and fine!
When I saw the fabric, I thought, what is she going to make with those squares are small strips between them. But then I saw that you dit some special cutting. Looks great, Jackie!

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh dear, now I see that it is the cute little top you made in the previous post. Scary!!! I love it!

Lois said...

Sounds like that mojo is going to be back in no time at all Jackie! Lovely progress on Quakers and Quilts and your 'homework' is looking great!

Brigitte said...

Lovely progress on Quaker and Quilts. That's a very nice block with hmmm, quite a lot of backstitching. I don't like backstitching either but on some designs it's interesting to see how the motives come into shape through it.

QuiltSue said...

Your homework looks as though it was fun.

Annie said...

The x-stitch looks great. I like back stitching when it's used correctly and makes the designs so much more vivid!

That piecing looks very complex. Cool that you won the race!

Carol said...

YAY--glad the old mojo seems to be returning, Jackie. I'll bet with the cooler temperatures of fall approaching, you'll be full of creative energy.

Both your stitching and quilting look great. I do love your fabrics in the quilt--such fun!

Marie said...

Love your cross stitch!. I am getting my mojo so hope you get yours too. Hugs,Marie

Margaret said...

I love your Quakers and Quilts progress! And your quilty progress -- so cool! I hope you're getting that mojo back! Can't wait to see more!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

What a great job...love those colors too! It's a very interesting pattern; what's it called?

I love your stitched piece...are you using the Valdani threads? I have some but haven't used them yet...can't wait to stitch with them though.

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Beth said...

Can't wait to see your Christmas project! Looks adorable!

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Jackie, I was thinking of you when i was holidaying in the USA recently and picked up a stitching kit 32 count cross stitch, I'm going to need some guidance from someone for this one but hey I'm looking forward to the challenge, your stitching looks amazing...


Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

Tammy said...

Your Sitchery is just gorgeous Jackie. Your class project looks interesting, can't wait to see more.

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Beautiful stitching. Do you know yet what the homework will grow up to be? Looks interesting.

Teresa said...

Your cross stitch is wonderful!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I love how the black backstitch makes the images pop.

Your class project looks nice and cheerful :)

Jean in Georgia said...

So jealous of your progress on Quakers & Quilts. Of course it would probably help if I got mine out... I just get so distra--- ooh! shiny!

Mylene said...

Quakers and Quilts is looking great, Jackie.

Dot said...

Oh my goodness, I just love the Quakers and Quilts chart. It's looking so beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished. Oh, I wish you hadn't shared it (not really ;o)). I am sorely tempted to rush out and buy it. Hmmm, I need to go out for the day. I'll have a good think about it. I have SOOOO many charts that I will probably never get to. (sigh). Still, I just LOVE this one. (grin)

Micki said...

Your mojo is returning...you have been on a roll. I love your cross stich...really pretty!
Micki

woolwoman said...

Jackie Q&Q is looking great - Each little section you finish is like a triumph - that is what I like about quaker samplers. Love the fabrics you showed in your class project - those are MY colors. See you soon! Mel

Sherri said...

Wow, love both pieces. I agree that 1/4 stitches are slow, but when the backstitching is in they really lend to the detail! The quilt is going to be amazing, I can't wait to see more.

Nancy said...

Jackie this is beautiful! Lovely work!

Sally said...

Love how your quilt is looking.

Quaker and Quilts is looking gorgeous.

Suzanne said...

Nice work on your Quaker and Quilts. Interesting project you are working on in your class.