Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Embroidered Verse and a big new start

I always wanted to stitch verses from the bible to hang it on my walls.  Stiched two already.  And sometime back I came across these cute verses which are going to be made into a quilt.  Immediately I have downloaded all the block.  Totally 9 blocks one block a month from here.  You can go to there and can find all the blocks(Keys to contentment BOM)  for free. I have finished the first block.  I am not going to make it into a quilt.  Instead I am going to stitch three blocks one by one and make it into a rectangular piece of wall hanging.  Hope my idea will work out.  I am planning to finish it within this year end.

One more reason for selecting this BOM is the verses selected are very meaningful and if we follow these we will be content in our life.  Now over to the first block.



A BIG NEW START IN CROSS STITCH
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Long time back I have saved the chart for the below picture from gransstitchniche.   The char is named as Harmony. Some how collected the threads and have started doing that.  It is a chart with nearly 45 pages with a total of 144664 cross stitches.  


So far I have completed one page of the chart nearly 3300 stitches.  It took me 32 hrs to finish this much.  Everyday I have decided to stitch 100 stitches.  The progress so far is.....


It is not possible for me to start this project from the middle as every other projects.  Because it is a project of size 31 x 25 inches.  So I have started from the top left.  So many color changes for each and every block.  But I enjoy doing it.  Will be back with the progress after finishing of the second page.  

I have some new stash to show you, hopefully in the next post along with the needlepoint sampler blocks.  Till then, Happy embroidering and happy cross stitching.

9 comments:

  1. The verse is really meaningful. Wow what a new start! Great progress too. I never start my projects from middle, specially the multiple pages one. What fabric are you stitching it on? Have you heard of gridding and parking methods? They work wonderful for these big projects.

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  2. Lovely quote and your embroidery is beautiful too!! Adding 3blocks as wall hanging is great idea. For sometime, I was awestruck when you mentioned a quilt. What? After blanket, now Shami is making quilts? You always craft like a storm. You can also make it as a curtain with thin lining with all the blocks in case you have a big balcony door or something.
    Good luck with the mega cross stitch project. There is one more site where you can get free large and complicated patterns. I saw it few years back but now I find them difficult.
    http://www.intricatecrossstitch.com
    One more suggestion, if you don't mind. I saw that your stitches don't follow any direction. Not sure, if that is specified in the design but usually they should be in one direction. If your top stitch is coming from top-left to bottom-right, then all the stitches should be done that way. If it is coming from top-right to bottom-left then follow that. If you already know, then please ignore.

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  3. Love the embroidery work. The verse is beautiful. I wonder how long you are going to take to complete that complicated cross stitch project. Good luck!

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  4. Love the embroidery work. The verse is beautiful. I wonder how long you are going to take to complete that complicated cross stitch project. Good luck!

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  5. Love the embroidered verse and the cross stitch project seems like it'll take a lots of time. Good progress. I'm sure the completed work will worth all the patience. Have a wonderful sunday!

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  6. Love the embroidered verse and the cross stitch is looking wonderful. Just keep up with your 100 stitches and you will be finished in no time!

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  7. Love the embroidered verse and the cross stitch is looking wonderful. Just keep up with your 100 stitches and you will be finished in no time!

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  8. Beautiful work with beautiful verse. You need lot of patience to finish that cross stitch work. All the best for it. Hope to see it soon.

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  9. Beautiful work with beautiful verse. You need lot of patience to finish that cross stitch work. All the best for it. Hope to see it soon.

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