by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Eye of the Tiger which I had to do when I saw it. I started at 10am and finishes twelve hours later at 10pm falling asleep over the machine. Only have to find a suitable frame to fit.

Note: I slowed the machine down and changed the needle twice. It made all the difference!!!

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by greytgirl 04 Jun 2014

Absolutely stunning!!!! Definitely worth all your time and effort.

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 04 Jun 2014

Thank you!!! Christine

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by shozo1271 04 Jun 2014

Wow! Stunning! Beautiful! I absolutely LOVE him! You did such a fantastic job picking the colors to make him look so real. wow... ***FLOWERS***

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 04 Jun 2014

I tried to make him look like the one on EmbLib.

shozo1271 by shozo1271 04 Jun 2014

well, you sure did a gorgeous job!! I looked last night, I saw that the owl is on sale for $1.08...no Tiger eye. Did they have the eye of the Tiger on sale too because I missed that sale :(

patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 04 Jun 2014

Yes on got it last week on sale.

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by noah 03 Jun 2014

wowwwwwwwwwwww awesome hugs

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 04 Jun 2014

Thank you so much. Christine

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by cj2sew 03 Jun 2014

I bought this beautiful design in hopes that one day I could sew it. I'm planning ahead. LOL Your work is exquisite.

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 04 Jun 2014

Now's the time to do it. Pick a rainy day. When better to sit and sew??? Christine

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by buffy1 03 Jun 2014

beautiful

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 04 Jun 2014

Thank you for saying. Christine

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by Leaha 03 Jun 2014

Breathe taking! Wow, I read about the 2 needle changes, 12 hours and 122000...that is amazing. :)

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 04 Jun 2014

Probably the biggest design I will ever embroider. Christine

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by graceandham 03 Jun 2014

My gracious. That IS a piece of art. He comes right off my screen toward me. Congrats on finishing!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 04 Jun 2014

Thank you. I'm looking for a suitable frame now. Christine

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by pacmp 03 Jun 2014

Beautiful Job!! Nice work!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you. I now see they have an owl on sale.

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by jrob Moderator 03 Jun 2014

It's beautiful and your thread choices are wonderful.

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

I tried getting the threads as close to what EmbLib had done and I only think the eye could have been yellower! Christine. There wasn't as many colours as you might first think.

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by gerryb 03 Jun 2014

That is priceless! Beautiful! Great job!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

I don't think I could give it away now after the time effort. Christine

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by pcteddyb 03 Jun 2014

Wow!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

A great description of the design. Love Christine

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by chenille 03 Jun 2014

This is terrific! What size needle did you use, and what type of fabric ? I don't mean to be nosey, but I have been to intimidated to attempt something like this. This is truly a work of art!
Hugs, Nadyne

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Hi Nadyne. I used a cotton which I ironed a light interfacing on the back and then placed a fairly thin wadding and of course hooped it with stablizer and out of habit more than anything I float another piece of stablizer which you probably don't need with all the other layers. But I know you could do it too. I think getting the fabric and layers right to begin with helps a lot as the design get denser as it goes along. Have a go. Let us see what you come up with? Luv Christine

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by sonjapotgieter 03 Jun 2014

Wow!!!It is Stunning...Great work done

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you.

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by cfidl 03 Jun 2014

Penny said it so perfectly! may I add a Wow!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you also. It was a big project!

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by pennyhal2 03 Jun 2014

I admire your perserverance in stitcking with this project. It is a fabulous and deserves to be hung in your house where everyone can enjoy it. I often think of these designs as being for multineedle machines, but you just proved that a single needle can do it too! Good work!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Just needs lots of patience and TIME!!! Love Christine

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by pldc 03 Jun 2014

Stunning is the perfect word! ~hugs~

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you for your kind comments. Love Christine.

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by rachap 03 Jun 2014

Stunning!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you. Love Christine

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by basketkase 03 Jun 2014

It is gorgeous.......great design and great stitching!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

It is a terrific design. It stitched out beautifully and I had no trouble. All the edges were covered as each colour sewed out.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 03 Jun 2014

AWESOME

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

A big thank you for looking!!

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by worthy 03 Jun 2014

This is amazing.. Beautiful stitch out and detail.. May I ask what was total stitch count..

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worthy by worthy 03 Jun 2014

OOPS see question has already been answered..;-)

patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

It was nearly 122000 even more for the larger size!!!

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by decojo 03 Jun 2014

A beautiful masterpiece!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Indeed it is. I'm very pleased with it. Love Christine

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by MuseandSew 03 Jun 2014

Gorgeous!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you. Not usually the sort of design I would embroider. Love Christine

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by jussyc 03 Jun 2014

Beautiful work :)

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you for commenting. Christine

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by shirley124 03 Jun 2014

It has stitched out lovely. Shirley

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you Shirley.

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by sewilso 03 Jun 2014

Beautiful design!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

It certainly stitched out wonderfully. Love Christine

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by justsew 03 Jun 2014

wow , it is stunning, how many hoopings did you have to do
Hugs Pam

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 edited 03 Jun 2014

Only the one thank goodness! I used a 6 x 10 hoop!

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by baydreamer 03 Jun 2014

looks great

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

I can't wait to get a frame to finish it off!!!

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by lidiad 03 Jun 2014

Wow, that's impressive, well done!
Hugs, Lidia

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you Lidia.

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by lilylady 03 Jun 2014

this is beautiful. you need to send it to embroidery library, you may receive a gift. again beautiful.

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thanks for the idea. I'll do just that. It will be a first. Luv Christine.

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by mops Moderator 03 Jun 2014

Stunning! What a beauty! I love the detail, the superb shading, the expert digitising. And you stitched it out beautifully! How many colours did you use? The yellow of the eye has 4 shades I think, and the white to grey too, the orange to brown - it must have been an nice collection of threads you used!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank Mops. There wasn't so many colours at all. Not as many as you might think nor as many as some other designs I've stitched. The most I've done is I think 42 colours on a small Christmas circle picture. Luv Christine.

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by janiceguidroz 03 Jun 2014

AWESOME !!!!!!! I WANT TO STITCH ONE OF THESE !!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Go ahead and have a go. You'll love the finished result. Christine

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by maisiebo 03 Jun 2014

Very eye catching looks lovely is it what they call a photo design or just an embroidery design? I know how surprised I am some times how long it takes to sew out an embroidery design with a lot of colour changes
well worth it though yours looks great

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 edited 03 Jun 2014

I think you might mean photo stitch but this is just a normal design but does have slight shading.

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by anssmile 03 Jun 2014

Simply gorgeous!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you!!!

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by marfa 03 Jun 2014

very impressive!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you for kind comments!!! Christine

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by CraftySharon 03 Jun 2014

wow, it looks fantastic. 12 hours is a long time and here I was thinking 2-3 hours was a long time to stitch a design.

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

This is the longest project I've undertaken. I suppose you could do it over a few days but once I start I like to finish. Christine

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by pennifold 03 Jun 2014

It is simply stunning Christine. I love anything that Embroidery Library does, except their designs are so dense. It looks fabulous. Love and blessings Chris

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

It wasn't too bad to begin with but of course as colours overlap towards the end it got denser. You right.

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by anitapatch 03 Jun 2014

You can almost feel him in front of you

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

I think so and now there is an "owl eye" on EmbLib which I'm tempted to try!!! Will I??? Christine

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by rosakent 03 Jun 2014

Gosh, that's unbelievable, where did you get the design from? Jo

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pennifold by pennifold 03 Jun 2014

It is from Embroidery Library, love Chris

rosakent by rosakent 03 Jun 2014

Thanks Chris

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by teun 03 Jun 2014

Sieht ganz toll aus

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you!!!

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by marianamin2003 03 Jun 2014

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your stitching experience. I have the same design for the 5 x 7 frame. I will remember to slow down the machine. Great idea.

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Good luck. You'll love him and also change the needle a few times especially if the thread starts to keep breaking. Love Christine

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by miami 03 Jun 2014

How very special love him

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

Thank you. Christine

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by nonna57 03 Jun 2014

So real . He is looking right into my soul. Fantastic. What size hoop did you use and....... how many stitches?, Great job :)

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 edited 03 Jun 2014

I used a 6 x 10 hoop and this is the middle size design Embroidery Library has with almost 122000 stitches. Best wishes Christine

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by pinon 03 Jun 2014

WOW! He's just gorgeous. What a lot of work for you, but well worth it for the beautiful results. Great job!

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patchwork4424 by patchwork4424 03 Jun 2014

It is very stunning which is what tempted me in the first place. Christine

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