Friday, September 20, 2013

A Gentle Life Finished!


I finished another piece, A Gentle Life by Threads That Bind. I love this pattern and it was fun to do. I used tea stained muslin and wool with a simple stitch so it worked up fast. The original is in a frame and I didn't have one that size, so I added a border, so I can hang it on the wall. I also did some quilting around the applique and edges.

The problem is, I had to wash off the marker and added a little more walnut stain so it warped a bit in the dryer. I will have to do a steam press to straighten it, before I can put it on the wall. I used a stiff black fabric for the border, which I think as too thick for this piece.


Here is a close up of some of the sheep, I used different whites and textures for the sheep. Some is off the bolt and some is from old men's jackets.


27 comments:

marie said...

Great job, Debbie. I almost have that pattern done, I used linen for background that I tea stained. I hope to buy/find a frame. It will be a Christmas gift for a daughter, but since it will be mailed the frame will wait till she moves here in June. It was a fun project.

Firecracker Kid said...

It's precious and you did a wonderful job with it. You'll have to get your hubby to make you a frame :)

Terry said...

It's wonderful! I love all the different sheep! :0)

Patti said...

A lovely finish!
Blessings, Patti

Jacque. said...

How cute is that!

paulette said...

I love this one!! This is on my To Do List for sure!! You did an amazing job!!
P

cucki said...

Aww so cute x

Fiona said...

It's great Debbie... love the pattern and how you have made it...
Hugz

Chris said...

Gorgeous finish!!

Raymond Homestead said...

I love it!

Vicki W said...

It's really cute!

Jacqueline said...

Really cute..

Deb said...

That really looks wonderful. I actually have that pattern and the wool somewhere. I guess I need to do some more craft clean up and find it!

sandy said...

Great job...I love it.

sandy said...

Great job...I love it.

Gayle said...

I have several friends who have stitched up this pattern - seems to really appeal to us rug hookers, huh? Yours is just lovely with the fabric border instead of a wooden frame.

Kathy said...

Looks great Debbie. I have this pattern to make for my daughter for Christmas...hmmm, hope I can make it in time!

Carrie P. said...

sweet! the sheep are so cute.

Kris said...

Debbie - This is one of my most favorite embroideries!! I have it all ready to work on but alas, it's still a UFO for now!! Your's is fabulous and I loved that you used mens' shirts for some of the sheep!!

Colleen said...

Love it! I just love sheep and these are so cute :o)

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