Stitch Along February 2014 Gallery

Posted by Ruth on 2 February 2014 | 4 Comments

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Welcome to the Stitch along gallery for February 2014. If you are yet to begin, you can find the first set of rules here: Challenge rules for February

Gallery Week 1

Jennifer Houlden sent in her photo. I can see she had lots of fun collecting bits and pieces. Read her thoughts of what she decided to choose on her blog 

Jennifer's dark and light collection

And here is mine. My reason of selection can be read on today's blog post.

My dark and light collection

Amanda sent in her collection of fabrics. "I'm sticking with a spotty theme, each fabric showing darkness to light within it. If I decide to use embellishment, I like the gold eyelash ribbon as it picks up the gold in the black and cream spotted fabrics. Looking forward to next week".

Amanda's spotty fabric collection

Kay Chavez also sent in a selection of fabrics and says "Darkness Into Light must have meant either chocolate or coffee. I chose chocolate. :-) ". I love your thinking Kay!

Kay's collection

Gallery Week Two

Kay: "My Neapolitan 4 color background. I swear when I pressed the pink I could smell strawberries!"

Kay's Neapolitan background

Amanda: "It is quite busy so I hope there's not too much to go on it!" - only as much as you want to Amanda!

Amanda's colorful background

My pieced background - read my blog post for details on how I made this

My dark to light pieced background

Jennifer sent in her challenge piece. You can read about it on her blog.

Jennifer's background

Gallery Week Three

Kay sent along her challenge piece and said "Upper right to lower left my cupcakes go from dark to light, including the printed one in the middle. I decided to try the outline as well using a small satin cord and shiny embroidery thread in brown, pink and cream. Not sure how well it shows up in the picture."

Kay's week 3 challenge piece

Love that cupcake Kay!

You can read about the construction of my piece by clicking here >>

Week 3 for me

Jennifer Houlden sent in her week 3 challenge piece.

Jennifer's piece week 3

...and here is a close up for more detail. Read all about it on her blog post.

Jennifer's closeup

Amanda sent in her piece. She says "The background made a picture of its own so I needed a shape to be part of the same picture rather than something abstract".... so she appliqued bird shapes.

Gallery Week Four

Kay sent in her finished cupcake quilt. She says: "I used freezer paper templates of the cupcake shape then stitched 2 rows around all of them using the shiny brown embroidery thread. On the lighter fabrics it is darker and on the darker fabrics it is lighter, so it worked both ways."

Kay's piece quilted

She continues: "Then after quilting, I just couldn't help myself! I added the "sign" which moves from darker to light in the words and background, three rows of the satin cord (darker to lighter) and the flower/pearl drop on the main cupcake - Voila!"

Kay's bonus surprise!

I can see Kay had fun!

I finished my piece too, although, have to admit, I still need to stitch down the binding. You can read what I did on Sunday's blog post.

My piece quilted with binding added

Jennifer Houlden sent in her finished Challenge piece too. You can read about it on her blog.

Amanda sent in her finished piece too! She really liked the idea of using the applique shapes as quilting templates.

Amanda's finished quilt

Amanda's closeup of quilting

That's it for another challenge, although I will be updating this page again as others drop their pieces in. Do check back. Also look for our next set of rules coming out this week.

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