here kitty, kitty

A few posts ago you saw a snippet of my idea for ‘The Quilt Project’. Since then there has been a lot of preparing and red stitching going on.

After selecting which sketches to go with I arranged them in some kind of order and drew them in a more identifiable state! This was then scanned and enlarged to the right size before being transferred onto the supplied calico.
This is the first time I've used carbon transfer paper for embroidery. It's amazing. So much easier than this tracing paper method I once used. Actually my old method was how I started my quilt project piece but finding it a little difficult I went searching for the carbon paper which, I ended up finding at Eckersleys. Other craft stores had some but it seems the darker shades are popular and they only had white and yellow paper left... not so good for calico!
Anyway, this is how things are looking. LOTS more to go. I think I got a bit ambitious with my design forgetting how long it actually takes for an amateur to stitch!!
Good timing - yesterday spotted via the WhipUp newsletter was a handy Pocket Stitch Book posted over at SewMamaSew. Perfect for me, I'm pretty new at embroidering, having only learned 'properly' at Brown Owls last year. Prior to that I completely made up what I was doing. Still fun.

Happy stitching if you're doing some!

16 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh wow! You may be new to it but you're obviously a natural! This is so fabulous + I absolutely love your drawings :) K

Christina Lowry said...

Wow. Your kitties are living it up in the red stitch on the calico. I am so jealous.....

:)

Gina said...

Looks wonderful. Well worth the effort you're putting in.

Kirsty said...

It's looking fabulous! You're doing a gorgeous job.

Bek said...

So cute. I love cats! I love the guy listening to his tunes. He looks so pleased.

Noelia said...

It looks great and yeah i bet it took a long time but the result is great :D

conversationpieces said...

So pretty... and such a lovely design. You look like you're doing pretty well with the embroidery to me :)

Bexy said...

Sweet little kitties! They look great and clearly so much care - whenever I try and embroider I lose focus and my stitches become longer and longer and look so crappy. I love the little guy with his knitting. Adorable!

teddybearswednesday said...

It's look absolutely beautiful Evie, just the sort of embroidery I love!

at swim-two-birds said...

oh, wow, your drawings are looking so well in that red stitch!
happy stitching :-)!

A dreamer said...

hey that is so cute!!!

Veja cecilia said...

wow, this looks great!

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

ooh spectacular! I better get my skates on!

Checks and Spots said...

Sheesh! You're a bit hard on yourself...your puddies are just divine!
x

Kate said...

It's looking so great!

13mimosa said...

Sooo glad that I didn't sign up for it - I considered it but didn't because of time constraints. Seeing how amazing everyone's work is - pheww mine would have been the dodgey job tucked in the corner! I love yours!