Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Stitchery

I've restarted the stitcheries on the Christmas Hearts tablecloth, and here is the first one done on point like the other one should have been.  The heart stitcheries go on the corners of the pieced table cover, and if I hadn't been so anxious to get started on the project and would have studied the pattern a little bit better beforehand, I would have realized that they should have been done on point.  I've enjoyed doing some redwork again. 
These are some of the fabrics that I plan to use in the tablecloth. My camera is one of my favorite quilting tools. I can tell a lot about the value and shading and how fabrics or blocks will look together by taking a photograph and putting it up on my computer screen. I sometimes use a reducing glass, but to get an overall idea of what a project really looks like, I use a photo.  That way I can back away from the screen and get a much better idea of what a quilt or fabric grouping look like together.
Hope you are all ready for Christmas and can take a break to do a bit of stitching!  

8 comments:

blauraute said...

Dear LuAnn,
nice redwork stitchery. The choice of fabrics is wonderful. - First I have to finish only two christmas gifts and than I'll finish the tablecloth. I hope it will be finish before christmas!!!
Tomorrow is the last day at work for me, and I enjoy to have holydays until January 10th. I'll do some stitcheries and looking for a new project. But first I have to bring all my fabrics in right position.
What's with you, everything all ready for Christmas?
Have a nice day and take care
Roswitha

Györgyi Varga said...

Hello LuAnn!
Your redwork heart is wonderful and the fabrics are amazing! It will be very lovely quilt, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing! I'm on the finish: my Xmas "collection" will be ready tomorrow! (I hope so) Have a nice week and a wonderful Xmas-time. Györgyi

scraphappy said...

Such a pretty stitchery. It is a shame you had to do it again, but I'm sure you will find some use for the first one. You have a great selection of reds. It is so much fun to collect fabric for a specific purpose.

Susan said...

That is going to be a lovely table cloth........ I do so enjoy a bit of redwork. It adds just the right touch..... Perhaps you can use the extra heart for a pillow.

Staci said...

This is so pretty! Did you decide how to use your oopsie block yet?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LuAnn this is going to be one lovely tablecloth...

Manoli C. said...

Dear LuAnn, your redwork stichery is very nice.
(Me gustan mucho todos tus trabajos y el empeño que le pones pues siempre estás muy atareada, este último es magnífico...)
Show us how it works your machine!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I have time, at long last, to relax and stitch a little; all the Christmas commitments have been met, all the errands run. Redwork is one of my favorite types of stitchery, yours will be spectacular!

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