Sunday, February 09, 2014

I'm Counting Down

Thanks to Olympics TV watching, I'm getting close to finishing the first of two redwork pieces that will become pillow covers.  I have begun counting the elements that are left: I have four flowers, two buds, two tendrils, a leaf and Morning left to stitch before I move onto Good Night.

It's unlikely I'll finish today/tonight during Slow Stitching Sunday, but I will be working on it and I think I might finish sometime this week. The redwork is designed to fit in an 18 inch square. I will add a pieced border to make a 24 inch square pillow cover.

I planned to leave the text for last, but couldn't resist stitching that crazy-looking G earlier this week.

I'm sure it's based on a very old style font ... can anyone identify it?

I may take a break from the redwork,   More hand stitching will be required as part of my plan for the string foundations I made yesterday. The string rectangles were made from some of the small pink scraps that were left over after making the blocks I posted yesterday.

Each of the four rectangles measures 4 by 12 inches.

I'll share more about the string project later this week. They are intended for a small gift.

Updated Monday morning to share that my design wall still looks like this EXCEPT ... I got a little obsessed yesterday and finished the redwork for Good Morning. It might take an Olympian effort to start and finish the second piece before the closing ceremony of the Olympics, but I am going to try.

Most of the images on my blog posts are posted on Flickr ... and lately, Flickr is having problems.  If you get the "Bad, bad panda" or other error message, refreshing the page usually fixes the problem.


Quilter Kathy said...

You are making such great progress on your red work! Love your string blocks too! Thanks for linking up and sharing your project at Slow Sunday Stitching!

Carrie P. said...

the red work is a pretty design. yes, that is an interesting G

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Beautiful redwork! :)

Gina said...

Beautiful Stitching. Not sure but it looks like a Gothic font xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful redwork. No clue on the font for the G. I'm now curious what your stitching will involve for the string piecing. Really interesting teaser!

Judy S. said...

Beautiful work! Love those flowers.

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