Thursday, October 6, 2011

And they're off.....

My swap package for Suzanne is complete and on it's way across the continent (visit her blog to see what she made for me! It is simply gorgeous). I completed the hoop this afternoon. I've told you all about it here, so I'll just show you the ta-da pix today.

Embroidery sampler by Poppyprint

Hoop backing by Poppyprint

I thought that I would try a blanket stitch sort of finish around the outside of the hoop, but it looked really awful, so I ripped it out and went with my standard ricrac embellishment. If you click through the photo of the back, I explained how I finish my hoops in the photo description.

swap package for suzettra by Poppyprint

The hoop is snug in it's pretty hoop pouch and I'm sure will be enjoying a lovely flight back east very soon. Let's hope it avoids the Twilight Zone.

I also made this Stash Trad block for Angela. She's posted a tute for it on her blog. It's a big mama - measuring in at just under 20". I keep referring to it in my brain as the Cheese and Cracker Jacks Scraps block...but Angela just calls it Cracker Scraps. I'll make a second one for our other group, the VIBees as soon as her fabric arrives. This block made me realize my yellow/mustard yellow stash is sadly slim. Must buy more fabric.

Angela's VIBee block
Angela requested Kona bone for the background - nice!

Now, to design my last hoop swap stitchery. I have some fun ideas for my partner in the Misfits Hoop Swap....I just hope my drawing/copying skills are up to the task!


14 comments:

Heather D. said...

Hey I love that block!! Must bookmark...

I keep hearing about more and more craft blogs - where am I going to find time for all of this!!?? :)

Flying Blind... said...

Yummy everything!!

**nicke... said...

if only i had seen this post about 15 minutes ago! i just did a hoop and wasn't sure how to finish it.... nuts... i do have some ric rac. that is a definite must!

Kerry said...

Lovely lovelies! The red stitching is sublime!

Katie B. said...

Thanks for those finishing instructions! Very helpful.

Michele Pacey said...

I love the front but the back is really great too. Beautifully finished!

Amy said...

Beautiful stitching Krista. I wish I lived closer so you could do a little demo for me.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love the fabric that you used for the embroidery. Really lovely work on the embroidery too. Angela's block is really cool. Love the looks of it.

sew.darn.quilt said...

The dragonflies are so different, I really like the block in fact all you eyecandy is delicious.

Carolyn

PinkGranny said...

Lovely! It will be held in the hands of a very happy recipient soon!

Nina Lise Moen said...

Simply perfect!

ayumills said...

Such a pretty hoop and a great block for Angela! I am really excited to see how Angela's quilt will turn out! I love the newspaper-origami looking fabric you used!

Suzanne said...

Lovely work. I think what I like best about this hoop and pouch is that they are gorgeous and totally different from anything I would make for myself. Can't wait to see them in person!

Kristen said...

I love that hoop and that fabric of yours. Nice stitchery!