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Don't tiptoe

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:35 am
by peas_and_love
I got a bit bored and I've wanted to do something with this quote for a while so I made a pattern, hope you like it.

It's on 18 count and came out about 12" by 12"
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I'm sorry about the amount of backstitch but I actually quite like it and I think it needs to be there or all the writing would be HUGE!
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It's got 7 colours i think so nice and simple. The raindrops look a little odd but they were the best I could do, even with diagonal stitches!

As always, feedback is appreciated,

Peas x

Re: Don't tiptoe

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:05 pm
by Ally
I have a friend who'd really appreciate this but I'm appalling at backstitch! You're right though, it wouldn't work without it!

Re: Don't tiptoe

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:02 am
by peas_and_love
I just kind of threw myself in at the deep end with back stitch, and being the perfectionist I am I kept doing it until it came out well. The first cross stitch project I did had back stitch, diagonal stitches and half stitches, looking back it seems a bit mental to start with that but once I'd done it (after a misguided first attempt in which I didn't realise that I needed to separate the floss) it looked really good with the back stitch. So I guess I like back stitch :D

Re: Don't tiptoe

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:46 pm
by Mirada
Great work! I like the pattern and the quote very much!

Re: Don't tiptoe

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:23 pm
by arkani
This is great. I'm going to make this for my sister for her christmas present, I think. (doing something for everyone, so have to get started really early!)

Re: Don't tiptoe

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 2:35 pm
by peas_and_love
Glad you like it :D I'm stitching it at the moment

Re: Don't tiptoe

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:11 am
by Deerbunny
Hey, I know this post is super old but I thought I would add my 2 cents on the raindrops. You can actually make them more 'diagonal' and raindrop-looking if you do the top of the blue parts of them as fractional stitches, then backstitch like normal into a triangle. That way you will end up with no unstitched spaces in between the backstitch and the actual raindrop part. Also, I would like to know what this quote is from? Thanks! ;]