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Thread: A couple unfinished stained glass panels I've been working on

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    But, can't finish.

    I'm practicing on them to become more proficient at satin stitching around curves. I'm not very good at it as you can see.

    Some of the black lines are bias tape and some are not. Some of my poorer wide satin stich I can cover up with bias tape. But, the smaller lines I can't.

    I have to outline every single line and every one of those splashes on the dolphins.

    The dolphin panel is a paint by number kit I bought from a craft store. The polar bears are a pattern I got from one of the pattern CDs I purchased from Paned Expressions.

    Part of the other reason I can't always work on them is because I have to use my mom's big and fancy embroidery machine and she doesn't always let me use it.
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    Nice Cordelia. Are they hard to do?

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    No, they're easy to do. But, if you have fine, small, intricate pieces that 1/4" bias tape can't be used, then you have to do extra fine, careful satin stitching with black thread. And, I'm not very good at it. You can see how poorly I've stitched some of the smaller things.

    But, check out this page of beautiful patterns from the "Water Water Everywhere" CD of patterns from Paned Expressions. I'm going to go up there on Saturday and buy the CD!


    http://www.panedexpressions.com/patterns/water/water.html

    I have my eye on that Old World pattern. I'd very much like to do that one.


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    WOW!!
    Those look great.

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    Bravo! Their very nice.

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    Cordelia - Those are fantastic, I love them, here's a little tip for you which makes satin stitching easier....I used a self adhesive stabilizer on the whole back of my clematis wallhanging, which gives a much firmer surface so the satin stitch comes out much neater. Hope this helps next time for you!! :D

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    WOW!!!!

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    I think you are doing a great job.......everything you do takes a lot of practice.......and these are looking fine :D

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    They are both beautiful :D :D :D

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    They are breathtaking, I especially like the polar bears, I would love to be so clever as to achieve something as beautiful.If you ever want to find a good home for them let me know, the bears would be at home in the cold chilly wind of the north east of England.
    Katherine

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    Wow, is that where you're from? I've been to England a couple times. Love the place. But, most of us tourists usually stay around London.

    I visit Ireland and Scotland too. Scotland (my ancestral land) and Ireland never, ever quit griping about the English.

    :lol:

    I get a kick out of it. But, since I'm so "mongralized" between English and Scottish, I don't know whose side to take.

    :mrgreen:

    The Poler Bear pattern came from this picture, I believe. It was on the cover of a book about mothers.

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    Great job!

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    I really like your designs, Cordelia! Brilliant!

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    Beautiful!

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    Beautiful...dont be so hard on yourself!

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    Beautiful, you are a very talented lady.

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    I was digging through some stained glass posts and found this. I love the work. I want to work on a stained glass project so bad. Beautiful job!! How are they going? Finished, yet? LOL!

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    Good Job!

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    looks pretty good to me.

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    Scots and Irish blood, me too. I was born near Edinburgh.

    I do like those panels. Haven´t tried on the to do list, but running out of wall space to hang them.

    Elle

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    Cordelia,
    You do wonderful work - I found another method for stained-glass windows. The video is on quilterstv.com. One would actually use black as the background and cut out the pieces and piece it with a fusible webbing. Making sure the black space left showing is about 1/4 of an inch - one can place the whole thing on a light box or up to a window. She does not show any machine appliqueing but I think I would do that. Maybe she does and just didn't show it. I forget the name of the video but you could go on there and look for it. Beautuful work on your part as it it is though.

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    I think they look fantastic!

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    I had forgotten about this thread. That Old World pattern is a Greek Island view.

    I actually tried that technique with the black background with the polar bear. She's on a black background. But, I found I couldn't get all the intricate parts sized and properly spaced and gave up and used the tape and stitching.

    For simplier patterns, that's the way to go. For intricate, comlex patterns, it's near impossible to get it right.

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    WOW I'm very impressed!!!!!!

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    Stunning :!:

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