Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Gail Pan Patterns: March Show and Tell

Hello, today is the next link up for the Gail Pan Patterns Sew-a-long hosted by Martina at Sunshine Quilting.



My project for March is not the project I originally said I was going to make when we linked up last month as, between now and then, Gail published a really sweet little free embroidery project on her blog as part of a blog hop she participated in.  As it is called 'Welcome Spring' it is really appropriate for this month and, I just couldn't resist making it.



I used some beautiful Stef Francis variegated silk thread to stitch the embroidery. I added a border made with one of the fabrics from Gail's 'Baskets in Bloom' collection and stretched the finished block over a canvas to hang in my sewing room. When I added the border, I used mitred corners in an effort to reduce the fabric bulk when stretching/folding it over the canvas. I think it helped and, I am very pleased with the finished picture.



The 'One Red Flower' needle case will be my project for next month instead.

To see what everyone else has made in the Sew-a-long this month pop over to visit Martina.

36 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this silk thread adds really even more sweet touch to the lovely stitchery.! I love the border and such a cute idea to make them on canvas! I look forward to see more of the flower basket..
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Hello Martina! Thank you! I was really pleased with the finished picture! :) x

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  2. I just got some Steph Francis variegated thread and this has given me an idea of something I might be able to do with it.

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! You will love working with Stef's beautiful threads... they are so pretty! :) x

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  3. Hi Christine, your stitchery is so beautiful and perfect! The idea to make them on canvas is fantastic - I love it!
    The flower basket looks great - lovely stitchery and fabrics.

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    1. Thank you Deborah! I have made a few canvasses recently... they are nice to give as gifts! :) xx

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  4. Your welcome spring is just in time. We have had beautiful spring weather the last few days.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! So glad you are finally getting some Spring weather... I know you were looking forward to it! :) x

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  5. Hello Christine,
    what a nice embroidery. The "Welcome Spring" is my favorite.
    Hugs
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! It was a pretty little design to stitch! :) x

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  6. Hi Christine. Your Welcome Spring is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you Christine! It was fun to stitch and nice and quick! :) x

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  7. Ganz wunderbar ist dein Motiv geworden. Und vielen Dank für den Link. Ich wusste nicht, dass das Muster frei ist. Jetzt habeich es mir auch abgespeichert!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion, I am glad you like it and I hope you enjoy stitching one too! :) x

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  8. Very pretty design, the variegated thread gives a lovely effect xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I love using the variegated threads, they are such fun to work with! :) x

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  9. I stitched that design, too. Your thread colors are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Sunny! It is such a pretty little pattern and such fun to make! :) x

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  10. Your framed stitchery looks beautiful Christine, The variegated thread makes it look so pretty.

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    1. Hello Leanne! Thank you! It was a really fun project to make! :) x

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  11. Eine supergute Idee von dir, die hübsche Frühlingsstickerei so als Bild mit perfekten Ecken zu fertigen. Toll auch mit diesem herrlichen Stickmaterial!

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    1. Hello Katharina! Thank you! It was such a cute little design it was hard to resist stitching it! :) xx

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  12. Dear Christine,
    how cute, love the little pattern, your stitching with this wonderful thread and your corners. Beautiful making.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Hello Sylvia! Thank you! I really enjoyed putting this project together and I am pleased with the corners this time!! :) x

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  13. Wunderschö die süße Frühlingsbild, so zart, ein schönes Projekt.

    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I really enjoyed making it! :) x

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  14. Oh how I've missed you, I'm so glad to be catching up and seeing what beautiful things you are making. I love the varigated thread choice that you made. Really sweet.

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    1. Hello Shelly! How are things? Thank you for your sweet comments... they always make me smile! :) x

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  15. Liebe Christine,
    ein sehr schöner Frühlingsbote ist Deine Stickarbeit. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Auch der kleine Korb ist schön. Danke für den Link.
    glg
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I really enjoyed making it! :) x

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  16. Hi Christine i love both your projects,well done xx

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    1. Hello Shez! Thank you! The photo of the needle case is from Gail's book... you will see mine next time!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  17. Was für eine schöne Stickerei und mit dem farbwechselndem Garn sieht es gleich wieder anders aus. Dein Körbchen ist auch süß geworden und wird sicher der Hingucker beim Flower needle case ....
    LG, Astrid

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    1. Hello and thank you Astrid! I really enjoy using these beautiful threads and the project was so much fun. Can't wait to show you the needle case next time! :) x

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  18. Dear Christine,
    that´s a really lovely, little stitchery. Thank you for the link.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Hello Sigrid! Thank you! I hope you enjoy stitching it too! :) x

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