Friday, January 4, 2008

Pulling Threads

Yesterday I mentioned the new projects I've just started.

Well, here are the bunches of threads I pulled for each new design.

The first one is for the new floral collage. This will be a delicate spring flower, done in cool greens and the softest of pinks and whites (maybe a little pale blue or lavender, if it's called for).... I'm using Watercolours' 141 - Alpine Moss, which is a thread I've been eager to use for some time - but I had to find JUST the right flower to use it on. (I won't tell you what the flower is....but I'll show you glimpses of it later, as I get started stitching...)

The other bunch of threads I pulled is for a new quilt design I'm thinking of calling MORNING GLORY because it's a happy, vibrant quilt that shows off lots of blues and purples, with a dash of fuchsia.

This particular color combination, with Watercolours' 192 - "Elderberry Wine", is one I seem to crave every winter. The colors remind me of winter - lots of cool blues and purples with a bright punch of teal or fuchsia. I used this same color combination last year on STARRY NIGHTS...and again, just recently on my new NORDIC SNOWFLAKES. I just can't resist those deep jewel-tone colors....they are very wintery, January colors to me... that all the threads are pulled, and the canvases are attached to their stretcher bars, it's time for me to get to work -- stitching, stitching and more stitching!

1 comment:

Itching To Stitch said...

What gorgeous colors. You have a good sense for what colors go well together ;)