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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Blackwork & Seascape

Last night, I completed the 2nd Blackwork Cellphone pouch:

Blackwork Cellphone Pouch 2

The black on white certainly makes for an interesting piece! I plan to sew this up tomorrow and get it ready to ship on to it's new owner.

It's a cold one here today! I think it was 12 below over night. Ewwww......these terribly extreme temps make me restless. I've been up since 3 am and started on this piece:

Pink Seascape Cellphone Pouch

I didn't crop this image down because I wanted you to see how I mark my foundation. I use a permanent marker. It shows on both sides so I know where to cut and where my seam line is. On regular CQ's, the piecing covers it up so I run a basting stitch along the inside line but I didn't have to do to that on this one. I leave 1 inch between the seam line and the outside line. Honestly, I don't know why I do that, I just always have. When the stitching is complete, I trim down to 1/2 inch seams, sew my piece and then trim the seams to 1/4 inch. That allows for fraying and shifting that may occur during sewing.

As with my last Seascape piece, this is one of my painted dryer sheets ironed on with Heat & Bond.

After a few hours of stitching and couching, this is what it looks like now:

Pink Seascape Cellphone Pouch 2

Scott just drilled the holes in my seashells for me so I can now add them and start adding the beads. I'll probably have this completed later today.

3 comments:

loulee1 said...

Pam, yet another stunning blackwork piece. I really do like those. The pink piece is unusual.

Jo in NZ said...

Pam, thanks so much for the zipper foot tip! I too, have never sewn a zipper, and wouldn't of thought of using this foot. You have made me SOOO happy!!lol
Now, how about some pics of your husband drilling holes in seashells?

Susan said...

Beautiful, both of them. If I hadn't already bought the purple cell phone thing, I'd buy this black and white one.

The undersea piece is great, and I loved seeing how you make it happen.

I just organized all the laces I've bought from you - it's a sickness. =)

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