Friday, April 25, 2008

Completely finished Fair Squares!!!

Several months ago while browsing Nataliejo's blog, she did a threadholder finish and published a tutorial. I tried it out last November with my square from Vonna first, and recently decided that's how I want to finish all of my squares. Even though they are imperfect, I am thrilled with how they turned out!!! *edited* to clarify my finishing is imperfect...not the squares!

(clockwise from top right)

round 3 from Vonna~yellow
round 2 from Sue W (no blog)~purple
round 5 from Jill F~red
earth day round from Shelley P~pink
round 4 from Nicky R~burgundy




Thank you so much ladies for all of your wonderful squares!!! I didn't use the signatures squares, I'm saving them because some day I'd like to make a 'signature quilt' with them. So, does anyone have any ideas of how I should display my new thread holders???

44 comments:

Annie said...

Those are so beautiful! What a great idea. I love how you used so many different fabrics, each coordinating with the design.

Carol R said...

They are really lovely Staci well done!
A signature quilt is a great idea

Kim B said...

They're gorgeous!!!!!!!

Sonda in OR said...

Goodness...it's been a little while since I stopped by your blog and you have been BUSY! I love your needleholders. I just may have to flatter you with imitation and do the same with my squares!!

Shelley said...

Staci, these look adorable! As you know, I wasn't overwhelmed with the square I sent you, and now you've transformed it into something great! THese are really beautiful. Nice work!

Shelley

Daffycat said...

Wow, these are just awesome! What a great job you have done with them! **applause**

mercy said...

OMG Staci! These are just beautiful!! Hopefully one day I'll get ballsy enough and try this finish out too :-)

CraftyT said...

What a wonderful idea for finishing.They look great!
Natasha

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your thread holders look great Staci, love the post about the tractor pillow LOL.

Sally said...

Wow, Staci, your thread holders look wonderful. What a great wait to finish the F&S off:)

Hazel said...

Wowza Staci you are so incredibly talented!! These look superb. xx

Iris said...

these are beautiful !!!!!
Well done !!!

SandraRee said...

Your stitching is stunning Staci. I've visited so many blogs the last couple of months and am overwhelmed by all the beautiful stitching I see. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment about the "ort bag". I love coming across gems like that to stitch. :)

Andrea said...

What a wonderful idea. Your finishes look amazing.

karenv said...

Those are wonderful! I think you did a fabulous job :)

June said...

Beautiful threadholders!! What a great idea for finishing the squares. :D

Lee said...

Here are a couple postcard tutorials to try:

http://debrichardson.blogspot.com/2005/09/how-to-make-fabric-postcard-debr-style.html

http://calidore.wordpress.com/2007/02/14/postcard-tutorial/

Just adapt them to include your stitching, and you're good to go!

Thanks for the threadholder tutorial link!

sari.i. said...

I love those thread holders, I've been wanting to try them myself too... :)

Lisa said...

OMG! Staci, those threadholders are so cool, You're so talented, i love reading your blog, well done you!

Dragonflymystic said...

I love the thread holders.... I think they would look great just about anywhere !!! :) Very good finishing... will have to try this !!!
Laura

Jennifer/OH said...

It is just one amazing finish after another when I come to your blog! I get so inspired by what I see here. This finish technique is not only adorable but so useful. Great job.

Michele said...

WOW, what a fun way to finish your F&S squares. Very pretty!

mollycaff said...

Beautiful Staci, another finishing method to add to my list of things "to do".

Cheryl said...

What a great idea and such wonderful finishing!! What a talented lady you are!

xstitch.nl said...

O wow, these are just stunning, Staci!! And once again, such an inspiration!!! Thank you!

Mama Joan said...

I will have to give this a try. You have some good ideas for finishing.

Also glad to hear that you have gotten the Freedom scissors.

Welcome to the scissor collector club!!!!

anna said...

They are simply stunning!!

Paula C. said...

These are really beautiful. I may have to try making one. Have a great day!

Becky K in OK said...

They look perfect to me. What a great way to finish your squares.

Yuko said...

Hi Staci, it's the first time for me to leave you comment!
They are absolutely beautiful and what a nice idea to use squares for this!
And also signiture quits idea is very nice, it would be wonderful and very good keepsake!
You are very creative, I love your thread tags, too!

Yuko from Japan

nicky said...

I love what you did with the squares! It is so nice to see what you made all finished up so beautifully! I am honoured that i had you as a partner,
Nicky

Wendy said...

I'll repeat what everyone else has said ~ absolutely GORGEOUS!

Lelia said...

Oh,I cannot think of anything additonal to say after reading your post & all the comments.

How awesome! Excellent stitching and finishing. Display them by putting them out!!! I think they would be nice in a basket : )

Beatrice said...

A bit of thread of the main colour of the square on it, and placed in a basket would be adorable.
They are stunning.

Terry said...

Well done Staci..Fantastic JOb!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your threadholders look stunning, great finish!

Lillie said...

Staci, the thread holders looks perfect to me and beautifully finished.

Jessie said...

Hi,
you've got beauty finishes and wow... so many beautiful thread holders!
Very matching fabric used for each and everyone!
singapore

Ranae said...

They're gorgeously fabulous!

Carol said...

AWESOME!!!

Angela said...

WOW, these are all amazing finishes! Beautiful work.

Yasmin said...

Hi Staci,
Thanks for stopping by ny blog.. By the way, I love these threadholders so much!! I have been looking for ideas to finish up my small pieces and this is one great idea! thanks for the link to the tutorial. Appreciate it very much.

Heather said...

staci, those are just awesome!!! I don't see any imperfections!! But, you know, if you want to send me one I can take a closer look, LOL!!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Staci, I love the needle holders, haven't seen anything like this. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog.

I am looking forward to visiting you in the future, I have added you to my list.

Roberta