by pennifold ( edited 13 Feb 2020 ) 07 Feb 2020

Just finished a beautiful Cross with Lilies appliqué design from SweetPea designs. A very stitch intensive design. Done in 3 hoopings and unfortunately my really dark green thread for the leaves kept breaking aagghh!!!! Anyway I kept going, but when the thread really peeved me I went down to my local coffee shop. This will hang on our lectern in church. I think I’ll make a couple more in the church colours for Lent/Advent in Purple, and maybe a red on for Saints days. The green one will be up most of the time. I did the largest one which is for the 7x12 hoop, so the final size is only about 14x22 as I put some extra borders on it. Love Chris

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by blueeyedblonde 12 Feb 2020

Beautiful!

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pennifold by pennifold 13 Feb 2020

Thanks so much Linda, love Chris

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by dailylaundry 09 Feb 2020

This is simply stunning! Your talent shines through it! I will love seeing others that you do for your church. This is perfection! Hugs, Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Feb 2020

Thanks Laura, I appreciate your comments. Love Chris

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by toogie 08 Feb 2020

Beautiful Chris! Just beautiful! Very nice to hang at your church, too.

If money starts growing in our garden (along with the weeds) , I'll get a machine that can do this-lol-because I love it!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2020

Thanks Toogie, I'd love one of those trees in my back garden too! I am very fortunate in that I've got 2 machines with large hoops. The newer one the Husqvarna Ruby Royale has the larger hoop at 360x200 and the Brother Quattro has a 300x200. Love Chr

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by sonjapotgieter 08 Feb 2020

Outstanding work done!!!So Beautiful!!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2020

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

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by jrob Moderator 08 Feb 2020

This is stunning! Love a gal with tenacity.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2020

Thanks Jerrilyn, I wasn't going to let it beat me! Love Chris

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by cfidl 08 Feb 2020

It is lovely! It will look beautiful in the church. I like the white into black framing you have done on this piece.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2020

Hi Chris, thanks for your comments. The actual dark frame colour is the dark green from the fabric base. The fabric is gradiated starting at that light section near the top, then the middle section is a bit darker and then at the base is the dark green. Love Chris

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by sdrise edited 08 Feb 2020

BEAUTIFUL!!! work as always... Love the colors. Last year I had trouble with some thread breaking all the time. Turned out to be the manufacturer .. They skipped putting a top coat on the thread to make it slide. The thread was returned to the company and I got other thread that did not break. Thought it might be helpful. It is not you or the machine.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2020

Hi Suzanne, thanks for your comments and also the information re the thread. Love Chris

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by sebsews 08 Feb 2020

This is so beautiful. Even after the thread problem you are considering making more. I am sure your church is thankful for you and your donations.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2020

Hi Suzanna, I showed our Priest this morning and he loved it. His comment was wouldn't that look good as an Altar Frontal too!!! Loe Chris

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by mrskiki 08 Feb 2020

Beautiful. How long did it take to complete? Hugs. Nan

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Feb 2020

Thank you, 8-10 hours roughly Nan. Only because I had so much trauma with my thread! Love Chris

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by shirley124 07 Feb 2020

Wow! That is beautiful Chris. Sorry you had trouble with the green thread though. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Feb 2020

Thanks Shirley. I get that a lot with my dark threads and my Brother Quattro doesn't like them. Love Chris

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by bemara edited 07 Feb 2020

Wow, looks great, i love your fabrics and colours, hugs Maria

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Feb 2020

Thanks Maria, I bought a gradient fabric in greens from our local Zig Zag Sewing machine shop. Love Chris

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by noah 07 Feb 2020

Lovely :):)

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Feb 2020

Thanks Carolyn, love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 07 Feb 2020

I agree. It is stunning. Sorry you had to deal with a lot of thread brakes, but hanging in there was well worth it.

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Feb 2020

Thanks Angie, it's part of the fun isn't it? Love Chris

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by basketkase 07 Feb 2020

Chris, this is stunning!!

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Feb 2020

Thanks Vicki, I think so too. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 07 Feb 2020

Beautiful job, Chris. Your church is so lucky to have you to do these beautiful banners for them...cherished by all I am sure!

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Feb 2020

Thanks so much Kim, I appreciate your comments. Love Chris

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by lidiad 07 Feb 2020

Wow, that's beautiful, Chris!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Feb 2020

Thanks so much Lidia, you should see some of the other ones on the website, they are gorgeous. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 07 Feb 2020

Beautiful work which will be admired by many for years to come

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Feb 2020

Thanks Caroline, I hope so. I just wish it was a bigger design as our Lectern is wider and taller than this banner. Love Chris

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by mariagiannina 07 Feb 2020

Beautiful Chris! It's a real nuisance when the cotton keeps breaking. You are one patient lady! I am too to a certain extent, when you've started something, you have to keep on going and finish it., no matter how many times you have to re-thread the machine. I've just finished making a dog food mat (from Sweet Pea) for my son's puppy, and another scrap quilt top for the cancer charity.
Still awfully hot!!

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linda001 by linda001 07 Feb 2020

baie mooi

pennifold by pennifold 07 Feb 2020

Thanks Mary, I won't give up on a design until it's finished either.
We've had rain all day, which is wonderful. Not as bad as some places where it's now flooding! We certainly are a country of droughts and flooding rains. Love Chris

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