Friday, March 28, 2008

Stitching and Furniture

Alert the media... stitching has been seen about Ms Marty's palace! No really... see?
Block 20 - seams done
Isn't it cool? It looks just like the last 7 blocks, doesn't it? Hee!

Anyhoo... this is my fave seam treatment on this block...
Detached chain stitch
It's a detached raised chain stitch (I think) with lazy daisies alongside. The detached raised chain stitch in white #3 perle cotton was too stark, so I added the lazy daisies in a smaller, grey perle cotton and that really toned it down. It's neat the way the addition of another color changes how a seam looks, isn't it?

Since Rian asked if the model home furniture (from an earlier post) was small, I went back and took a few pictures. This armoire is enormous... it must be 9ft at least!
Furniture affair  - big armoire

a beautiful dining table that could probably seat 10 in a pinch...
Furniture affair 4

plus sectionals...
Furniture affair 6

Lots of colors, too... green is popular for the modern styles...
Furniture affair 1 Furniture affair - green retro chairs

We also have yellow...
Furniture affair - yellow side chair

and purple...
Furniture affair - purple couch

and this is my favorite piece (that I won't be buying)...
Furniture affair - french lounge chair
a "french lounge chair." Gorgeous!

So, if you're ever in Phoenix, do check out Furniture Affair ... it's a very eclectic bunch of furniture and it's great fun wandering around!

Hmm... that kinda sounded like a commercial... sorry!

4 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Marty, your stitching looks gorgeous, as usual. So glad you are able to get back to it at last!

Rian said...

I thought I heard a crowd roaring from the southeast (its southeast for me, even though you live in the southwest...hee hee) You stitching is exquisite!

Oh, and I do like that purple sectional.

Threadspider said...

Hooray-you are back stitching. Midsummer is coming...: > )

Susan said...

Love that seam you highlighted. It has a wonderful look to it. Glad to see you moving forward on your black blocks. Now if I could do the same on my moms cq, I'd be even happier!