Monday, March 13, 2017

Seafood Kitchen Towel Part Two

I am back with part two of my seafood kitchen towel project.  You may remember in part one I had hemmed the towel, transferred my seafood motif and selected my color palette.

I started stitching the swirly background ribbon - you can see in this close up that I used a Whipped Blanket Stitch.  I closed the open edge of this stitch with the Back Stitch.  I love the blue/green color variation of the perle cotton floss!
Also in this close up - you can see the lilac colored scallop shell.  It is outlined in Stem Stitch and the ribs are done with Double Knot Stitch

For the star fish, I am using the Blanket Stitch all the way around:

 I still have the big fish motif, another scallop and some assorted mussels and clams left to stitch.  And of course add that trim tape!


Darla Mae said...

Hi Kim,

First off, let me say that I do not have your gift of choosing colors. My Mom has it, but it did not filter down to me. So, when I saw the colors you had chosen for this project, I just could not see how they could "match".

But I see now that they look absolutely beautiful together! You did a wonderful job of choosing colors and I love the texture of the stitches. They add so much to the look of the project. Great job!


Kim said...

Hi Darlene - Thank you! My mom is the same with color - she puts together beautiful palettes! She can remember color tones and can accurately match them later. I also used my color wheel for this palette. I started with that lilac and the triad for that color is lilac/violet - pink/orange - yellow/green. When I do my final post on this project, I plan on showing my color wheel with the floss I chose.