Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Flea Market

Yesterday, Kristen asked about the Emerald Mermaid: Is this something you would stitch otherwise? It doesn't seem like it's your style.

And the answer is no, and no. And by that I mean, I'm not a huge fan of Mirabilia--though I do like some of her patterns (Christmas Fairy, Holly to name two). I admire her work but it's just not my taste. Also, I'm not really one to use the non-neutral hand-dyed fabric. Though I have branched out a bit more on that lately. (Two Liberty Street designs)

I've been working on my Flea Market SAL. I still don't quite understand how I am going to attach these three piece together, but I do know, now that I have reread the instructions for the millionth time, that I shouldn't have stitched the border until the end. So the next two parts will be unbordered.

I finished the first part:

Flea Market Souvenir
Blackbird Designs
called for floss
WDW beige linen


And started the second part:


Flea Market Souvenir
Blackbird Designs
called for floss
WDW angel hair linen

4 comments:

Linen Stitcher said...

I, too, have wanted to stitch "Flea Market Souvenir," but the very feature that draws me to it also makes me hesitate to stitch it: the three pieces of linen that must (somehow) be joined together. I'll be anxiously awaiting a report from you on this very subject. Looks great so far!

karenv said...

I stitched the borders as I went along, and I had no problems joining the three pieces. In fact, I think having the borders there really helped with the sewing together, as it was easier to line the edges up. I also think that I extended the borders slightly on each piece, so that there was enough room to do the fancy stitching on the seams - YMMV though.

It's honestly not that hard to do and yours is looking great so far.

staci said...

Your Flea Market looks very pretty! Nice starts on both parts :)

Michelle said...

Love the FMS. It is going to be so pretty. I love the idea of putting three pieces of different fabric together for this.