Thursday, May 17, 2007

The'show-off' must go on...(part 1)

4th May was the dateline for MYS Quaker Pinkeep Exchange.

I had never stitch & sew a pinkeep before, and this is the very first pinkeep I ever made. The pattern from The Workbasket (strawberry quaker), stitched on 28ct jobelan using Dip&Twist overdyed.

I love the colour of the overdyed floss (bright pink) , it had made me thinking of strawberries and finally made up mind to stitch the strawberry quaker pattern. Though I must admit that after finished stitching, I found that it looks more like beetroots. I think it is b'coz of floss colour.

I put rickrack around the pinkeep and strawberry print cotton at the back.

And, this is another Quaker pattern I stitched in April. It's designed by Barb Adams & Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs. Stitched on 32ct linen using the same overdyed colour that I used for Quaker Pinkeep that I made for the Exchange. I took this pattern from Just Cross Stitch magazine (Ornaments issue) and will be finished into a Strawberry (shaped) Pinkeep.


whitecalla said...

Loved your pinkeep and the choice of fabric...strawberry. Your finishing is perfect.

tkdchick said...

Wow that looks fantastic!

z_mnor said...

Lillie and Dani

Thank you ;)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing, Zalita! I love that strawberry fabric!

Julianne said...

Your pinkeep is beautiful! The fabric you used for the stitching and finishing are both perfect for the design. Congratulations on a wonderful piece.