"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tansy's round robin.

My work on Tansy's round robin is nearly finished. I just have to do the back stitching, and it will be ready to post to Jane in England, for her to stitch another design on the fabric. Tansy specified birds as her preferred theme, and when I asked what kind of birds, she said 'mythical or folk' stylised designs, so when I found this Phoenix in one of the BHG books, I thought it would be perfect. I will post another photo when I've done the back stitching, but it is interesting to see the contrast between one with and without that final touch. This was a challenge for me, on 28 ct. material, as I've previously only done one or two projects on that kind of fabric. But as I got going on it, I started to really enjoy working on it, and I think I can now understand why so many experienced stitchers say they prefer this to Aida.

6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

And I thought I knew what I was going to do for this one! Back to the drawing board, lol
Great stitching

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Gina, I did not know that you had a blog about embroidered peacocks. I commented here because I notice it has been awhile since you posted there. First of all, for my farm, I am in the process of getting things ready to start raising peacocks, they are one of my favorite birds, also I am just about to begin to work on a cross stitch piece by Teresa Wintsler that is a large beautiful peacock with beads on it as well. Your blog on these birds was so interesting. I just love it. Blessings,Kathleen

Raspberry said...

The round robin idea is so fun. I'll have to try and round up enough friends for one. :)

loulee said...

He looks so majestic. Wonderful stitching.

Aussie Stitcher said...

The phoenix is gorgeous, a great addition the the RR. Well done on the postcards for the bush fire victims, it is people like you, and the teacher from England, who make a difference in the world.

Giovanna said...

Your phoenix looks great, and its colours are gorgeous - look forward to seeing more of it.