Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blackbird Sings Stitchery!


I finally finished my blackbird stitchery, design by Kathy Schmitz. It was really fun to do but it is harder to do the large designs and keep them straight since my light box is not that big, so I had to trace it on my glass door.

I changed a few things, the berries were stitched, but I used wool. I also added a little stitching in the middle and the outside to tack it to the backing. It was way too bright for me, so I had to antique it, lol. The blues are not so bright, but hard to get all of the colors to show up nicely with a flash.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day! Bill has to work, so it might be a good day to get the baby quilt done. I was about to finish it and realized I didn't have anything that was big enough for the back and I wanted a nice solid piece for this. I got a nice flannel that is cream with splotches of pale yellow, so perfect for the backing.

I kept this photo larger so you can see the details, not sure if blogger allows large anymore. It seems they keep changing my photo options. The border has also been changed, instead of a larger border, I made mine smaller so it is a combination border/binding.



22 comments:

Ronnie said...

I made one like yours for my daughter-in-law for Christmas one year, now I need to make one for myself. It was alot of fun to make, and I really like the way you finished yours. Thanks for sharing!

Fiona said...

Just lovely... a lot of work...
Hugz

Dorothy said...

It is beautiful.i love the small red border too.

Julie Fukuda said...

A lovely finish ... and a lot of work!

Terry said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations on getting it finished! :0)

Jacque. said...

That is a lot of stitching! Looks great.

Quilt Hollow said...

It's a sweet piece! Another wonderful finish too. Enjoy stitching today.

Karen said...

I like the addition of the wool to your embroidery. I like how you make changes to a pattern and make it your own.

Carol said...

It is a gorgeous piece! I love the colors in it and your stitching is so beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to you...enjoy your day!

Jacqueline said...

Very nice. I like the addition of the wool.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful stitches! Have a Happy Mother's Day!

paulette said...

WOW!! You out did yourself!! Gorgeous!! And I love the red berries!!
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Firecracker Kid said...

Oh that's a pretty one. Happy Mother's Day to you too sweetie!
We're sittin' chilly here in Ohio again.

Hugs~Carol

HomeSpunPrims said...

Happy Mother's Day Debbie! Hugs, Lori

Rugs and Pugs said...

Beautiful! That's a lot of stitching.
Happy Mother's Day!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kathy Schmitz said...

Hi! I love the smaller border and the running stitches around the edge!

Loris said...

Lovely! I am finishing this pattern too...had to re-do my lettering. Love the stitching you put in around the edge.

Anne said...

Your stitchery is fabulous! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That is lovely Debbie, perfect "antiqued" finish and I love the red border. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day! Deb

Barbara Stanbro said...

I have that same problem with my light box being too small. The glass door is a good solution. Cute stitchery

Loris said...

me again :-)
I'm curious...did you put any quilting in the center of your piece? I'm wanting to secure the piece like a quilt but don't really want quilting to show that much. Any ideas for me?

Carole said...

Lovely! Kathy Schmitz came out with a series of black work patterns that are just so sweet. They come with the accent fabric! So sorry to read about your water issues. Not fun! Nice that all will be in order for the long weekend! Hugs xox