May 12, 2012

Suz-Chikan Completed and WIP

I finished my Chikan Embroidery SAL!  Yay! I'm so pleased with how it looks.
front view shows the variegated threads, and the stitch variations
 the light through the window shows the shadow stitch designs



I hope to frame this and hang it in a window
 I've been working on my Basic Crazy Quilting course at StitchMAP, making a thread roll-up, a pin cushion, and two needlebooks...



These are pics of some seam treatments I've been working on the thread roll-up






french knots with chevron stitch and some angled F's
Here's the whole roll-up. I have more planned for this piece, including a spider web, a bird, and probably a dragonfly










I'm working on TAST and my CQJP, and hope to post pics tomorrow


Are  you having a wonderful weekend?
As always, I appreciate your comments and suggestions. Thank you.
Hugs from Suz

21 comments:

Judy S. said...

Love your Chikan piece. It's be beautiful in a window! That sounds like an interesting course. Looks like some interesting projects. What's an angled F?

Suztats said...

Thank you Judy. The angled F is just a made-up stitch. It looks like a letter F lying on its back, but the F arms are angled instead of being straight. Sorry, I guess I should have been more precise....... I have a bad habit of thinking everyone knows what I'm talking about.....but DH tells me I'm not always very clear.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Beautiful Chikan embroidery and how lovely it will look in a window. Angled F seem treatment impressive, will we see pics of your needle books and pincushion?

ladyhawthorne said...

That Chikan is superb! Love all the colors in your cq.

Suztats said...

Thanks, Carol. Yes, I'll post pics of my needlebooks and pin cushion in progress, and when they're finished, too, if you'd like to see them.

Suztats said...

Thanks, LadyHawthorne. The large piece of white patterned fabric is one I love! So then I had to find other fabrics to go with it. It's not my usual choice, but it's growing on me.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Suz, your Chikankari is gorgeous! I love how it turned out. Congrats on finishing. What did you think of the last step? I really like the bright fabrics you are using for your thread roll-up. I assume the other pieces will have the same fabrics? Is there an album on StitchMap where I can see what some of the others have done? I tried to find it earlier but couldn't.

Debra Spincic said...

Very, very pretty Chikan stitchery.
I recognize that fuchsia, purple, orange fabric. I have that in my stash too.

Suztats said...

Hi Connie,
Thanks for your lovely comments.
Yes the pin cushion and the needle books will have the same fabrics, so it's like making a matching set....at least that's supposed to be the idea......
contacting you re your question.

Suztats said...

Thanks Debra. Gee, I think I want to have a stash like yours when I grow up. heheheh

cq4fun said...

Finishing the Chikan has to feel really wonderful! The stitching is so fine and elegant looking in that lovely thread. Love the seam with the angled F. Wish I could see it up close and personal! But then, I'd probably steal the idea. =)

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Looking forward to seeing them.

Suztats said...

oh, missed that bit: I enjoyed doing the last step, although at first it looked too difficult so I put it away for a few days. Once I had the time to read it through and understood what I was supposed to do, it wasn't hard at all. Isn't that the way? ha!
preconceived notions.....

Suztats said...

It does feel nice to have completed it.
Hey, steal away on the angled F! ;-)
Was it you, CQ4fun who was looking for some of the pink grapefruit thread? I found 2 skeins in my pile....you want? Lemme know.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Suz, I've looked for the stitchmap link but to no avail

Suztats said...

Here's a link to the group Carol. You have to be a member to access the information. It's free to join, but there's an application to fill out.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stitchmap/

Please let me know if this doesn't work.

Debra Spincic said...

:-))

Anita said...

It's beautiful,Suz.I love your fabric and colour choice.
I know the last step is difficult until we understand it so I was keeping my fingers crossed.In a personal class it was easy to show this stitch when a student gets stuck up.You made it!
You've made proud,thank you so much.
CQ seems to be fun.I do quilting but I've done only one CQ so far.Now you and Connie are tempting me to take up one :)

Cy said...

A beautiful Chikan Suz. Way to go girl ;))

Your thread roll cq is looking great with the lovely variety of stitches like that. The angled F is an ingenious improvised stitched seam treatment. Well done for your inventiveness.

I am looking forward to seeing the pin cushion and needlebooks when you have them all stitched up too.

Suztats said...

Anita, CQing is such fun! There are so many things you can do to make any piece unique. Beading, crocheting, all the embroidery skills you have could all come together to embellish a CQ. Coming from a quilting background, you already have a lot of the skills to ensure a good base. Then it's play time!
I hope you've signed up for the colour theory course and the BCQC on StitchMAP. I learned from both.
Thanks for the nice comments on my Chikan Embroidery. It was a lot of fun to do, and I enjoyed learning new techniques.Thanks again for sharing with everyone!

Suztats said...

That may take a little time, Cy, but I'm working on it. Thanks.