Monday, February 25, 2008

February monthly challenge

This is the pattern voted for in the February monthly challenge. It's Valentine Heart by Dragonfly Stitches, it was a freebie but is no longer available. I decided I liked this thread which is Dragon floss and called Kisses with Stitches by Polstitches. With this thread I had to stitch on black for best effect, and I could only find a piece of 22ct hardanger, so I used that and stitched over 2. As you can see I decide on a cushion finish. The cushion is aprox. 14" x 9". Apologies for the blurred photo. I'll try to do better next time.


13 comments:

Vonna said...

Oh MY!!! That is a beauty! Perfectly executed! :)
Where IS that freebie on the page...I go there but I can't find it?!

Vonna said...

Never mind...I read better and see it's not longer available...too bad because I want to copy your pillow! LOL!

Barbara said...

I started this design as soon as it was put up on the Yahoo page, but got sidetracked. I sure hope I remembered to save a copy! LOL!

Yours looks great and I just love how you've finished it off!

Julie said...

The Dragon Floss just pops on the black fabby, a great finish Chris

Tessa said...

That thread looks stunning on that colour background - what a gorgeous pillow finish :)

Sally said...

Oooh that is gorgeous Chris! Very pretty thread and I love how you've finished it.

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful piece, I love it on the black fabric ;)

Karen said...

very nice finish I love the colour floss you used on the black

Carol R said...

Very pretty colour floss and a great finish

tkdchick said...

Oooh I think that's fantastic and quite stunning on black

Dawn said...

Your pillow is stunning :) As everyone else has already said the thread looks beautiful against the black fabric!

Karan said...

Love the thread colour - so effective on the black fabric. Perfect finish Chris, like it a lot. :0)

Carla said...

so pretty!! the black fabric is perect for the colors on the thread!