Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Save the Stitches - blackwork sampler Block 3

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I've been working some more on Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey's Save The Stitches blackwork sampler.  I have now completed Block 3... wow, watch me go, I'm only about 10 blocks behind!



Block 3 is the two empty squares and the 4 to the right of it.  The top right square was really confusing!  As you can see, I didn't crop this photo very well and you can see the print out for my Cuzco quilt to the right.



Here it is all finished, complete with gold, silver and copper threads that are so hard to get to show up on a photo.  I got my lightbox after I took these photos, so I'll try to take a better photo next time.  It might also be a good idea to take it out of the Qsnap for the photos, but it's so awkward to frame up due to all the excess fabric at the bottom that I have to roll up and secure.

Block 4 is underway.

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Block 2
block 1 finished

Block 1
The tiny version

15 comments:

Joy said...

Gosh Wendy, I really admire you and this intricate work you've produced - you must have so much patience: well done! xoJoy

Rachel said...

There are some really intricate patterns there - I'm surprised you are only 10 behind - well done!

Chrissie Crafts said...

This is *stunning*!!! But then again, everything you turn your hand at is! I look forward to seeing more, it is so lovely! Chrissie xxx

SuperMomNoCape said...

Oh my... in that last photo I was able to see the weave of the fabric and realize how tiny those stitches are. You have my admiration! I simply don't have the patience for something like this.

Melissa said...

I have never done red or blue work, but I have to say the black work you have done here is just stunning. Makes a girl want to get some canvas and start stitching!

Pamela said...

I love this! I've downloaded the patterns and made a note of how much fabric I need for the next I'm at the needlework shop. You are doing a wonderful job!

Jane Galley said...

I do love this piece, hope you're still enjoying it

Sheryl S. said...

Such stunning work Wendy. Very tempted to embroider this, but perhaps not so long as the finished piece.

margaret said...

this is coming along beautifully

ukcitycrafter said...

Beautiful work Wendy.

sewrosey said...

Wow Wendy its looking great - I too am behind - sorry to give you a fright when I list my block number - I must give Liz an update later this week

Anita said...

Love this :) such a pretty sampler and you have done a great job Wendy! My I ask what is the count of your ground fabric?

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great job! It's looking fantastic :D

Jo Ferguson said...

It's an incredibly stunning piece and your work is exquisite.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

This is gorgeous Wendy, and beautifully done. Don't beat yourself up about being 'behind'. If you don't feel like doing it one day or if you want to do something else, that's allowed! :)