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That's really pretty. You have way more patience than I have.
I'm starting to get excited about finishing this thing. the embroidery is much harder on my eyes than applique I am discovering. I need to take a break, sew something on the machine for a while. But here is another one finished. I was excited about this one as I wanted to try more satin stitch. The little "crowns" turned out great, but sure did take a long time. And my eyes! Sometimes I could not focus even with my magnifying classes on. Ah age.
This isn't from the original pattern - the pattern had Happy Holidays in plaid and I really wanted Merry Christmas. So I found this as a coloring book page on the internet. It was challenging to do the letters, but I decided if I could do needle turn reverse applique, I could tackle these. I did "cheat" a bit and make the R's and A from two pieces to avoid having an inside circle. And the embroidered chain was one I found on Needlenthread.com. It looks cool but golly, it was challenging to get the loops the right size, much harder than a standard chain stitch. There is essentially a knot in between each loop and if you mess that up it's like getting a knot out of your thread. bad words a few times. But it's done and looks pretty spiffy!
thanks. regarding patience, I am starting to get tired of the embellishing. too many branches! I have a goal to finish at least one more before I go back to working on applique.
That is beyond spiffy! Your work is amazing!
Ditto Lynne's comment.
Beyond amazing to fabulous and jaw-dropping gorgeous.
thanks JO & Denise. I was thinking as I worked on this, that I'm going to be very particular about this quilt once it's done. Definitely will be a wall quilt. I was imagining someone messing up my satin stitching, I'd turn into Godzilla quilter I think.
break from embroidery. The idea is from a MSQC video on half hexes. I'm thinking about doing a 2nd one where the "wrenches" interlock or are tesselated. I drew it out and it will work, but will have to be careful about contrast.