Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Here's my heart

So this is the new heart. It is a bit of a departure and that is a good thing. The colors are similar to the clunky heart that I wrote about yesterday, but actually a little more subdued. I seem to like these more complex colors much better than crayon brights. The dark border is not black, as it may look, but a very dark, dark blue.

I haven't done handwork on a quilt in a long time, but I keep seeing that seed stitch being used. Deborah uses it so well! But I wanted to make it my own, so I experimented with a double seed stitch. I have spent a couple of evenings stitching on this and I like it. This piece feels so much better than clunky heart. I feel like it has some life and movement and it was a lot more fun to work on.

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:13 PM

    Steffi says she likes this one better, too.

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  2. Love it. We made it to Portland - almost 13 hour drive. We ar at the Avalon hotel and spa at John's Landing.

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  3. Very lively and "light hearted". Jen

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  4. I really like this and the handstitching seems perfect for it!

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  5. Much, much better.

    teri

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  6. Oh Terry, thank you so much for the compliment and link to my blog. I adore the seed stitch... can't get enough of it. Melanie Tesla uses it with perfection also. The heart is a charmer!

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  7. I love how this one turned out!

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  8. This one has light touch - as though it designed itself. Like the double seed stitch too.

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