Monday, February 8, 2010

Wool Crazy Update

Here's what my Wool Crazy looks like this morning. I'm having a heck of time making the embroidery look flowing like a little branch. Is that because my stitches are too small? Too large? I only have two places so far, one buy the heart in the corner and one by the hand. I took out straight stitches for Pete's sake! How hard can straight stitches be? When I tried to get them flowing to one side (like the letter S) my corners were too harsh and square.
Any tips tossed my way would really be appreciated.

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14 comments:

  1. Wow Lori!!! This is fantastic!! I love it!! They look flowy to me but if your not happy why not try putting another spring of flowers...see how that looks? But I like it as is!! Well done!
    Paulette

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  2. I'm no authority but I wondered if you used bigger thread it might look better to you. I think it looks fine and if the row of embroidery isn't straight - it just adds to the charm of the style of quilt.

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  3. I have no tips - I've never worked much with wool. But I think it's looking great!

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  4. OK Lori, I am waiting on my book to come and looking so forward to getting started and now you are scareing me. I think it looks good.

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  5. Sorry no tips. But it looks good to me. I think the stitches by the heart are just fine. This is quite a project...I saw it at one of the California shops I visited last fall and wanted it to follow me home.

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  6. SURE is going to be pretty, it does look good to me! HAPPT STITCHING!

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  7. Lori, it looks great to me. I have only got 3 appliques done on mine so haven't done any of the fancy stitches as yet. A friend in my quilting group is a excellent embroidery stitcher I'll try and remember to as her tomorrow night, as I know that I'll need her help and advice with mine.

    Marie in Oregon

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  8. Gorgeous!!!! I love it. You are doing a stunning job :o)

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  9. Very pretty Lori, I love it. I work with wool alot and usually use pearl cotton and a bigger needle. Depending on the thickness of the wool and the look you are going for will be dependent on your thread size. I like #12 for thin wool and #3 for the thicker. Try to resist tugging to much on your threads as you go along as the thread will sink into the wool and appear funny. It took me forever to figure these things out but since I am rather pig headed, I HAD to, lol. Those are just my thoughts though. I think your work is gorgeous, don't change any of it!

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  10. I"m not going to be any help with the stitching. But I am SO ENJOYING everyones cheddar quilts. I"m hoping to start mine this weekend!

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  11. I don't know what tips to offer you. I know that sometimes when I'm doing hand work, sometimes I have a dickens of a time making things look right, and then the next day all goes well. I think that what you've done looks great!

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  12. I am no help either. I hope to give the project a try soon, so will be looking for tips, too. The block is looking good. I wonder if two strands of perle cotton would work if you don't have the heavier stuff.

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  13. Looks fabulous. My guess is that you are too close to your work. Try looking anew after being away - you'll be surprised at how much better it will look to you *s*

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  14. I think your embroidery looks good. :-) Smaller stitches are probably better for curvier areas, but I think really it's all fine. Isn't that one reason we all love primitive? And, wow! Lots of people got their cheddar quilts made, how fun!

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