Thursday, November 23, 2006

Celtic Knots for Christmas

Well I did get quite a bit of stitching done today - MIL and FIL's Christmas cushions are well underway - okay the centres are done. I mentioned before about using the striped fabric for the bias tubing. I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out. It does make it a little more difficult to see the unders and overs but you can tell if you look closely. I shall put a 1/4" strip in the infill green round these and then a two inch border in the yellow space dyed fabric.

The furnishings in their conservatory are in a pale buttery yellow so they should go quite well.

I'm going to do a couple of cushions for my brother and SIL next in natural neutrals. Same format, same celtic knotwork but possibly piecing the background as I have a whole bunch of FQ's in the same shade of stone with a different cream pattern on each. The pattern is a bit too pronounced on the front but will work well using the reverse side of the fabric - I often prefer the reverse of fabrics and use them often - in fact the green infills on the photos here use the back of some Sprayway I had which wasn't subtle enough for this project.

Wonder if little girlie will be well enough to go back to school tomorrow - who knows I might get some more bonus stitching time - really need to go to work and clear the pile on my desk - but we'll see what the morning brings.


Anonymous said...

Great effect with the striping!

sunshine said...

I love celtic knot work. I have a jacket I an doing with embroidery with images from the book of Kells. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yep I tat and do alot of other things. I like your site I noticed you have some hex quilts I have a few on my site too. I don't know if you noticed them. Theya re under the title of quilts and there is on that hexs so small that almost 7 with under a U.S. quarter.

Have a great day it was lovely to viisit with you

Dawn said...

Wow those are really cool. You did an awesome job and the striped fabric looks really fun with it!

Libby said...

Your blocks are beautiful -- love those stripes.

Patti said...

Love the way the stripe looks in the bias. Very clever of you - I've never seen anyone do that for Celtic work before.