Saturday, July 24, 2010

Angel meets giant ladybug...

After I finished the "My mother, my friend" quilt square from a couple of posts ago and was about to put away the JCS issue with the design, I discovered another sweet design in that issue, "Angel Joy" by Gail Bussi. And sure enough, Love Quilts had a quilt with a theme of angels that needed stitchers. I just stitched the top part without the bible verse. I would have loved to use the light tan linen in the magazine photo, but I had to go with white for the quilt. The model also used hand-dyed threads which would be unsuitable for this since they are not colorfast. I had to modify some of the conversions given to get a better look. I think when designers use the hand-dyeds and offer a conversion to DMC as well, they don't think too hard about the DMC colors. Not sure why the ladybug grew so large, but it seemed to drive the angel to make a peace offereing!

24 comments:

KarenV said...

That's very sweet :) I think the problem with conversions is that dyelots can change so drastically, which can affect things somewhat. I do agree that I sometimes think "no way is that colour DMC xxx!" though :)

Miss 376 said...

You've chosen well, it looks delightful

Farm Girl said...

Love your angel finish - you are so generous with your beautiful stitching. Your cards from your last post are just so cute - hope you are feeling much better now.

Mylene said...

A lovely finish, Annie.

I like Gail Bussi's designs too and stitched a couple that were featured on one of the U.K mags. I didn't know she has also on JCS.

Annette said...

What a lovely design, that wouldbe beautifull in a quilt...

Jackie said...

It's a wonderful piece. I love all the flowers and delicate stems in this one!

Ranae said...

Awwwww! that is such a sweet design.

Nan said...

Absolute Cutetastic! What a selfless thing to do. I know it will look perfect in the quilt.

nima said...

wow...that's a lovely block

Vinniey said...

I can imagine it will looks great in a quilt. Beautiful color you've choose for this chart. I love the flowers.

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful finish that just makes you smile! You chose very pretty colors!

Moreen said...

I know what you mean about the DMC conversions but you have chosen really well it looks lovely and really cute.
It will look beautiful in the quilt - you are so good to give your beautiful work away.

Pumpkin said...

LOL! Yes, that IS one huge ladybug ;o) Sweet finish Annie.

Elaine said...

Aww that is a sweet finish Annie!

♥ Nia said...

Adorable! =)

mbroider said...

It looks very nice, colors you chose seem right!!

Jan said...

It is lovely!!!

Tammy said...

Aw, what a cute big lady bug! You did a great job with your colors!

Barbara J said...

Thank you Annie, for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments.

I can see you do some fab work yourself! And loads of cross stitch too :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

This is such a sweet design, how kind of you to stitch it for the quilt group.

Karen said...

Annie, this is a lovely design and you stitched it very well! Love how it looks!

mainely stitching said...

That is such a sweet finish, Annie!!

Billie said...

Awesome! What a cute design!

Margaret said...

I love your piece with the Sulky thread. Always good to hear about new fibers. Your crochet is so cool! I don't know if I'll ever get good enough to try such things.