Friday, October 27, 2017

Window Seat Cushion 3

I do work on the window seat cushion once in awhile!  I have to work at the dining room table because it is the only place big enough. Gives me a back ache!!

Anyway, the top is mostly done.  I will have to add a little bit more of the sashing material to get the top edge squared off.  (Somewhere along the line I miscalculated!). 

Next will be to cut the fabric for the back of the cushion. I'd love it to be a box pillow with welting, but I don't have the sewing skills for that and I'm pretty sure it would cost a mint to have it done professionally, given it's size (18"x60"!!)  So it will be a simple knife edge.  I do need to put a zipper in though or it will be impossible to get the pillow in!  I will make an inner muslin pillow so that the stuffing doesn't touch the needlepoint.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Slipped Strips

Slipped Strips is the 3rd in my series of Advanced Bargello Techniques.  The photos are some examples of Slipped Strips projects.  You can create unique designs by manipulating any Bargello pattern, using the pattern, canvas and threads of your choice.  

Instructions are now available on my website, on the Bargello 2 page.  Note that if you are using your phone, you may have to scroll to the bottom and select "Classic" to see the new pattern.  I haven't figured this out yet!!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Seven Fractal, Progress #7

It's been awhile since I posted about this.  I work on it regularly, but not frequently.  Does that make sense?
I can only work on this if no one is around and the TV even has to be OFF.  Any tiny distraction and I make mistakes!  

Anyway, here is progress to date.  I have completed 1/4 of the bottom half.  I had hoped to finish it this year, but that's not going to happen!  Pretty sure I can finish it before the end of next year though (she said hopefully).