Monday, July 23, 2007

My First Flat Fold

Here's a few pics of my first ever flat fold. I stitched it for Vonna, in the SBEBB Seasonal House exchange. Vonna chose Autumn, so I decided to stitch LHN Season of Plenty. I was really pleased with how it turned out. I added some beads on ribbon on the corner to finish it off, a bow didn't really seem to look right. I'd finished the edge of the pinkeep with ribbon as I was unable to find anything else that was ther right colour. I included some 32ct Belfast, a fat quarter of finishing fabric, and a hand dyed skein, trying to keep to Autumnal colours.





And here you can see the wonderful exchange I received from Amy. Isn't it gorgeous. I chose Winter as my season, and Amy made me this wonderful pinkeep. The design is by Erica Michaeals. Amy also included a skein of hand dyed silk, such a pretty colour, and a skein of Caron Watercolors, this is in a very bluey white, but the camera just doesn't pick the colour up, and a nice notebook. Such a lovely exchange.



19 comments:

KarenV said...

Both exchanges are lovely :)

BeckySC said...

You did a wonderful job on the flatfold for Vonna :) Congratulations!
AND, Amy's pinkeep for you is just wonderful too :)

Carol said...

They are both so beautiful Chris! Congratulations on the one from Amy, and well done on the one for Vonna!!! You are well in the swing of things on the SBEBB now!!!

Little Grey Cat said...

Your flat fold looks great. I like the beads on the ribbon. That worked really well. And you received a lovely exchange from Amy too.

quiltorstitch said...

I love the flatfold you made for Vonna, it is very beautiful, you did a great job on your finishing. Also the exchange your received is so sweet, it is a perfect winter theme :)

cathymk said...

What a fantastic flatfold! Gorgeous work!

Amy's pinkeep is just fabulous too!

Vonna said...

I LOVE the flatfold you made me :)
So great!
And of course Amy's pinkeep to you is simply divine! I love the design and her finishing is always flawless! Hurray for us both, eh?!

xstitch.nl said...

Two beautiful pinkeeps!!! I love the beads on yours, they're such a lovely detail!

Iris said...

The exchanges both look great !!!

Mylene said...

Beautiful exchanges!!

Barbara said...

I love them both! :D

Julie said...

The girls on this exchange do such wonderful work, i am always in awe of what their talents come up with next. Well done Chris your flatfold is wonderful.

Karoline said...

They're both lovely, congratulations

Sylvie/coonie said...

Exchanges sent and received are both gorgeous!

Sally said...

Your flat fold looks brilliant Chris, You'll have to give me lessons!

The pinkeep from Amy is beautiful.

Stitchingranny said...

Both beautiful pieces Chris. Congratulations on your flat fold would never have thought that was a first attempt.

Dawn said...

Both exchanges are lovely :)

Carol said...

Beautiful finish Chris. The pinkeep you received from Amy is gorgeous too! :o)

Chelle said...

Congrats on your flatfold, it looks awesome!