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Quilt Mama
Posted 2009-12-26 10:20 AM (#37775)
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This project could be a long time before it is finished. Now we wouldn't want to rush it. I started it in 2004 by hand painting the fabric with dye. Then I had hand issues and some love-hate relationships with the project itself. It has been to the garage sale, the garbage can and always rescued. This past fall I rescued it after having learned some important facts like starching and griding. I am attaching what it is to look like and the state I was at when I rescued it this last time as far as the stitching went. The griding is already partially in progress. The final is the point I am at. Notice a break in the branch in the upper right hand corner. I am removing all the stitching on the branch. I was not happy (part of the hate) with the greyness of it and played with colors until I found the brown grey combination I am doing.



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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-12-26 10:51 AM (#37777 - in reply to #37775)
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oh agnes that is going to be so lovely!!  your dyed fabric looks like the sky!

i have never done the grid before . . . so you're just stitching the lines in red floss?  does it really help that much?  just curious . . . the christmas stockings i have done for emily & billye lynne (and currently working on one for wren) are quite involved & detailed projects, both done without benefit of the grid outline - altho i have wondered if the time involved with the grid would be truly beneficial, just haven't wondered enough to actually do it is all . . .

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char77
Posted 2009-12-26 11:28 AM (#37778 - in reply to #37775)
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WOW!!!! that is just beautiful!!
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2009-12-26 11:45 AM (#37779 - in reply to #37775)
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I am finding the grid beneficial enough that without the grid it would have made that final trip to the GARBAGE, straight down the chute, with no way of retrieving it. Though it looks like red thread, and that is one method of griding, I marked this with fine tip washable marker. A good time to get those is back to school and I paid $3 fir 12 colors. I have to say that I started with a no-name bargain Aida and then because of the dyeing I had to wash out the sizing and unfortunately distorted the lines. It also made it flimsy so in order to continue on this I tried spray starching which didn't have any effect so then I cooked up Grandma's starch and soaked it in that. Between the starch and the griding it will become a finished project. I am catching any errors much sooner than before I gridded and then only have a few stitches to correct rather than trying to redo the pattern because I was too far gone.
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sara
Posted 2009-12-26 12:34 PM (#37783 - in reply to #37775)
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That is going to be gorgeous!  Don't you just love gridding?  I love it on larger projects and on projects that have a lot of unstitched spaces.
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SallyC
Posted 2009-12-26 5:10 PM (#37793 - in reply to #37775)
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Wow, that is beautiful!! WTG
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2009-12-26 10:16 PM (#37807 - in reply to #37775)
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almost makes me want to dig out my cross stitch! that is fabulous,and being a bird lover..... hmmmmm.... Agnes.... you continue to amaze me!
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-01-05 11:49 AM (#38272 - in reply to #37807)
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Time for my first update. The first visitor is the Black Capped Chickadee.



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MsMeow
Posted 2010-01-05 12:11 PM (#38273 - in reply to #37775)
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Agnes, he's beautiful!

I just started another big cross stitch project. It's been on my list since 1991! I started with Jobelan fabric, decided it was too soft, and got some Monaco. Then I did a little stitching, another day I did a little more, discovered I had the frame upside down so I took it out and did it again. Then I discovered most of what I did the first day was the wrong color, so I took that out and did it again. At this rate it will take me 50 years to finish it and the whole thing will be stitched 2 or 3 times!

So far I haven't picked it up again, but I will!
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-01-05 2:20 PM (#38280 - in reply to #37775)
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The poor guy is not without errors but I managed to salvage him without having to do any major surgery. Because the fabric is not as crisp or even as I like it I have some issues but it is turning out to be a really good learning piece. Next projects are already in waiting.

Donna---It will take you more than 50 years to finish if you don't pick it up and work on it. I dreaded going back to this but I am so glad I gathered some info and put it to work.
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MsMeow
Posted 2010-01-05 4:21 PM (#38288 - in reply to #37775)
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Oh, Agnes, I'll work on it...I've just been preoccupied with other stuff (ripping out the bathroom, etc.). And then I'm too tired to do much of anything!
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debbieann
Posted 2010-01-05 6:35 PM (#38294 - in reply to #37775)
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Agnes .............. what a beautiful birdie. He looks like the ones that flutter in on the front porch, just to see if they can get a rise out of the cat. They do.lol She sometimes forgets there is a window. Your stitching is exquisite. Can't wait to see the next arrival.


Hugs and stitches

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sara
Posted 2010-01-06 5:00 PM (#38360 - in reply to #37775)
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I always have at least one error in a project (some not intentional LOL). When I was young, we went to fairs on the Indian reservations in Arizona .... they informed me that their crafts (basketry, etc.) all have at least one error because only God makes perfection :) I embraced that thought and it let my creastivity flow easier than striving for perfection. Near perfection is good enough hehe
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Tiffaney
Posted 2010-01-06 8:56 PM (#38374 - in reply to #37775)
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Agnes - Wonderful job. I have never seen the gridding before, that must be amazingly helpful. That just might convince me to pick up cross stitching again. How long can the ink stay on and still be washed off?
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-01-06 10:22 PM (#38376 - in reply to #37775)
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Because my fabric had enough problems without my own errors some of my gridding is off. Ir was cheap no-name and then washed in order to dye. Definitely not a bargain. Last night I went to a new section with thread basting. I am much happier with that. Then this morning I prepared a piece of unwashed Charles Craft Aida. Now that was dying and going to heaven in comparison. As far as the washing out I have never had a problem. No matter what you use for marking putting heat to it in any manner before washing changes the chemistry and it may be there forever. So I generally wash with cool water to remove the grid lines or marking in quilts. Even a damp washcloth or spraying will do the trick.
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