Friday, March 9, 2012

2 Quakers ready to be framed

I don't know about you...but I love Quaker patterns. I could sit and do patterns all day long...especially Quakers. I just love watching the puzzle pieces all come together...and then to see them stitched is the icing on the cake.

I had my new model stitcher tackle Be True in Heart and she did a wonderful job. Thank you Sara!
I chose my own coffee dyed linen and plum floss...I think it turned out plum perfect!

Next I decided to dye the fabric I had my other Quaker  (Harmony) stitched on. I just wasn't happy with it...so I decided to go dark and it was exactly what I was wanting. Could I duplicate it? Probably not...it was layer upon layer of light dye untilI got just the right amount to suit me. This is my own flo blue floss and although I am not a blue person...I could decorate the whole room in dark blue and this variegated blue for accents. The floss changed color as I applied the dye for the fabric to give me this interesting effect. I love it! And I am sure I could not duplicate this either but that is ok. These are for me to look at. Now I need to get busy and frame these beauties and hang them on the wall.

Makes me think I want to do another Quaker pattern..................

Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy

29 comments:

  1. Nancy, those pieces are just gorgeous!!!

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  2. Nancy, these are really lovely!
    What is the name of the blue piece?
    Just gorgeous!

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  3. They are all beautiful, but he flo blue floss pattern is my favorite.

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  4. ooooooo! Looks GREAT! :) http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

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  5. They are both beautiful but I love the blue one!

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  6. They are both terrific! I am always so impressed with you all dyeing things, me, I would totally ruin something if I tried. LOL

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  7. they're both lovely, but the blue one with the birds is my favourite,
    have a nice weekend

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  8. Beautiful - love the blue bird one especially xx

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  9. Nancy
    The blue Quaker takes my breath away...
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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  10. Gorgeous finishes!!! I really love how the blue one turned out!!!
    Prim Blessings
    Robin

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  11. Those are two very lovely finishes! Look forward to seeing them framed! Hugs!

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  12. Those are just beautiful! I am a blue person so I'll have to get some of that blue thread!

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  13. Gorgeous, I just love Quaker!

    Hugs,

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  14. Very nice Nancy. The blue one looks like the model I stitched for you last year. I really enjoyed stitching it.

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  15. Two beautiful finishes, I especially love the blue birds

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  16. So, so pretty--love the blue one especially :)

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  17. These are absolutely GORGEOUS Nancy!! And I'm not a blue person either - but you could seriously change my mind with that piece. I love the variegated look! Great job! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  18. Both are such beautiful patterns Nancy, they each gorgeous.

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  19. These are gorgeous Nancy. I love what you did with the blue one.

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  20. I love Quakers too and these are stunning. I am a blue person so am especially drawn to the blue one. It looks like Delft to me. Well done!

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  21. Adorable samplers! Hope you'll frame them soon!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  22. Gorgeous, I really need to get started on Harmony, I love the design.

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  23. These are just gorgeous but the blue one is just stunning and I have the perfect place for it. I didn't understand is this blue quaker piece for sale and which flosses should I buy? I really would love to purchase the blue birds! Debbie

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  24. Love these finished quakers,they all came out beautiful. The blue one is my favorite

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  25. Very pretty! I love them both...and the colors are gorgeous!

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  26. Both of your quakers turned out beautifully!! I really like what the dyeing did to your blue quaker piece! Love the quote on your plum piece!!

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  27. I love your blue quaker sampler,I love it, where on your blog can I get it? I also like your hand dyed floss, Judy Starkey brought it to our stitch in friday and showed it to us.

    Paula Shelgren
    pdshelgren@gmail.com

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