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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Take It Further February - Day 4

I had a good couple of hours to stitch on my February Take It Further Challenge block yesterday and added quite a few more beads to it:

Take It Further February Block

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to compliment my stitching. You're feeding my ego, you know! That can't be good! I'm really enjoying this project and the unusual theme of this block. I have some beautiful carved Mother Of Pearl buttons and I think I'll use one to represent the moon in the upper left-hand corner. The Apollo 13 logo will go in the upper right-hand corner.

Ginger sent me an email to let me know of another online source for Waste Canvas. She orders her Waste Canvas from Needle In A Haystack. Click here for the direct link.

Several of my readers have told me that Waste Canvas is available in other sizes than the ones I recommended. Yes, that it is true and I am aware of that but for stitching on crazy quilts, my recommendations are 8.5 count, 10 count and 14 count.

Waste Canvas in 6 count is too chunky looking for my tastes. Waste Canvas in 16 & 18 count is just suicide. I have used those sizes to do cross stitch but I have hard time seeing it so I wouldn't recommend them for crazy quilting. In all honestly too, your stitches will be so small, I doubt you'd be happy with them. The choice however is yours. If you want to give them a try, have a ball! But for me, I stick with 8.5, 10 & 14 count Waste Canvas for my borders.


Allison Ann Aller said...

I am loving seeing some of your stitch patterns "in real life", so to speak. They are just marvelous.
I am itching to try some!
But you know, I am going to have to give the 6 count canvas a try. Big and chunky is my motto and with thick fibers on a large scale, I'll bet those patterns are fantastic.

What a great husband to find you those flowers!

Angelcat said...

YOur block is beautiful, I can't believe how quickly you do all those stitched seams!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Just gorgeous! This is not to feed your ego, just to give you a hard dose of honesty. . .it's beautiful!!

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