Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Jamie's January Progress pic

I've finished two and a half motifs since January 1st, and I have this group to thank for the motivation.

January 19 progress

I stitched a lot more than this in the past 3 weeks, but since now have 12 WIPs (that I'm counting:) 10 of them Quakers, the rest of my stitching this month was on a few of those other pieces.

A lot of people have commented on the way I skipped around in the design in the first picture. That's one of the things I like about Quaker medallion samplers. You can "sketch out" the medallions across and down the sampler 10 1. Make sure you have enough fabric and 2. Get a good idea of what the finished design is going to look like and a sense of accomplishment/excitement fairly quickly.

Thanks for the motivation! I look forward to having a finished Beatrix this year!


Annemarie said...

How clever to stitch the outlines first! I was thinking of doing that, in order to get a sense of what allof my 20 colours together would look like. Thanks for the inspiration!

DebbieSFL said...

Jamie, I love the idea of stitching the outlines first!! I have been very intimidated by this piece and have not yet stitched any, but i will now. I cannot wait to start!!


Violet said...

I love it that you follow your own style of stitching.
Lovely progress!