I am excited because after having almost no progress to show last week, I have finished both of the pieces I was working on.
First I tackled the memory thread on the heart pattern I was working on as part of a guild project:
I am very happy with how this turned out. Manipulating the memory thread and getting it to stay in place long enough to secure it to the fabric was tricky, but I got the hang of it. I’m not sure I am in a rush to use memory thread again, but I am glad I got out of my comfort zone and tried something new. I am deciding how I want to finish this piece. I am thinking about making a small decorative pillow, but we’ll see.
In the comments last week I mentioned that I stitched the heart in a random pattern, which is why the colors in the variegated thread are more patchy rather than striping. Before I started adding the memory thread, I took a photo of the backside of the piece so you could see how I stitched the heart:
I hope you can see how I worked the heart in blocks and even sometimes in vertical rather than horizontal rows. I just let my needle and thread go where it wanted to go and hoped for the best.
Next, I also completed the vase of flowers from The Prairie Schooler “Vintage Eggs” pattern series:
I love this series, but now I am itching to start finishing some of them, too. I want to turn them into flat ornaments, and I’d like to get that done before my next guild meeting in March so I can submit them for the guild’s spring exhibit at the local park district building where we meet. Fingers crossed that I can get them done in time!
The heart looks great. I have two spools of memory thread but I have not yet had the courage to use it. lol
Thanks! Working with the memory thread really is not too bad, but does take some getting used to. And this free pattern is a good beginner memory thread project.
Love the way your heart turned out and I am so impressed with how neat your reverse looks! Mine is always a tangly mess!
Congrats on the finishes! Love the way the heart one turned out. I have never used memory thread. Not even sure what it is. But your piece is beautiful! The randomness of the variegated thread turned out very nice. Your vintage egg piece is very nice, too. You must be near finishing them all.
Thanks, I am more than halfway through the series now. Don’t know if I’ll finish then all before Easter, but it might be close. ☺
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