Charity Tops

More Charity quilt tops. They make good projects to work on when life gets confusing. I more of less have a formula for the layout but with different fabrics, they keep me interested in sewing them.

Year in Stitch

Two small motifs are next. The red flower is 3D using a stitch with buttonhole over it so it stands up. It is surrounded by Feather stitch. Both threads are perle cotton. The red is hand painted.

The second one is buttonhole stitch with fly stitch to make the points and French knots. Stem stitch and detached chain make the stem and leaves.

Bead Journal Project

August always seems hot, so the cabochon looked like something smoldering. It is surrounded by back stitch in seed beads of sizes 14, 11, and 8. Then the rays shooting outward. The edging is picot stitch.

Year in Stitch

I’ve shown the circle design before but not the area that fills out the corner.  It starts with two rows of back stitch in Perle cotton that are laced with crochet cotton. Next is a row of chain stitch . Pekinese stitch follows that with needlelace for the last area. The corners are more challenging.

Beading

I’ve had the rectangular piece of glass for a long time and finally made a necklace. It’s done using Kumihimo braiding on a circular loom. Then I stitched size 8 seed beads on it. The closure is a button hole and a dichroic Button.

Year in Stitch

The flower is needlewoven  in hand painted perle cotton and surrounded with rows of chain stitch in rayon, embroidery floss, and the hand painted perle cotton. Straight stitches in dark green suggest leaves. It’s 1 1/2″ wide.

Bead Journal Project

It’s been done but I forgot to post it. Since the 4th was the celebration of my country’s birth, I beaded a star using seed beads. The background is a piece of cotton that I painted. The edging is picot stitch.