Monday, 24 November 2014

As pretty as a picture!

After much thought (thank you for your suggestions) and, inspired by a quilt block that I had seen on the Facebook page of Leanne's House... I decided to make the little stitchery that I had finished in my last post, into the central square of a similar patchwork block.



Once the block was pieced, I was very pleased with how it was all looking but, I needed to decide what to do with it next!!



In the end, I decided that I would make it into a picture that I could hang and enjoy somewhere in the house. Instead of framing the block as I have done in the past, I decided I was going to stretch it over a square canvas to make the picture.



I added a two inch blue border to the central block and then carefully stretched the fabric to the back of the canvas.



I pinned it in place to make sure that it was centrally positioned then, once I was happy, I turned in the raw edge of the blue fabric, making a hem and stapled it to the back of the canvas frame. 



It was a bit fiddly getting the corners to look neat but, I think I just about managed it!!



I was delighted with the finished result and the picture is now happily hanging on my sewing room wall with several other pieces of embroidered artwork.



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    1. Thanks Janet.... just off to post a little package to you!! :) xx

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  2. Great idea and it is really lovely!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I was really pleased with the colour combination of the embroidery and fabrics... brightens up my sewing area! :) xx

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  3. Very beautiful work dear Christine and a great idea!
    Hugs, Deborah

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    1. Thank you Deborah! I am really pleased with it! It certainly brightens up my sewing room! Have a lovely week! :) x

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  4. It looks great, the colours blend so well.

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    1. Hello Brenda! Thank you!! I was really pleased with how the fabric colours accentuated the embroidery.... just one of those lucky moments when everything came together! :) x

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  5. Christine! This is beautiful and butterflies are my favorite. I just love your ideas of how to display your gorgeous embroidery. Do you think you'll ever sell embroidery patterns?

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly! Your comments really made my day! May be one day I might summon up the courage to try and write the patterns! Have a lovely week! :) xx

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  6. It's lovely! Your embroidery is so pretty, and looks very sweet made into a picture in this way! So neatly done too :)
    Happy week.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I was really pleased with the way it turned out and I am enjoying looking at it on the wall in my sewing room! :) xx

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  7. I turned out perfect, I like the way you framed your little stitchery and how you mounted it for the wall.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I am happy you like it... I was very pleased with it too! :) xx

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