Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wendy Week Day 5: Free "Ducky Daisy" Design (Plus one last giveaway!)


Welcome to Day 5 of Wendy Week here at the Sew Beautiful blog! With the release of designer Wendy Schoen’s new book Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery, we’re honoring the renowned artist and teacher with a week of special promotions and giveaways. We hope you have enjoyed joining us on the blog every day this week for exclusive book previews, an interview with Wendy, and our awesome giveaway contests - a different one each day!

Today we are giving away a Ducky Daisy Pillow Kit from Wendy Schoen Design! Details follow the instructions below.


To give you a small taste of what you can expect to find in Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery, we have excerpted Wendy's adorable "Ducky Daisy" beginning shadow work design. Color key and stitch instructions follow below; click here to download the Ducky Daisy design template in Adobe PDF format.

Using the techniques we shared with you yesterday regarding supplies and tracing off your design, prepare your fabric with the Ducky Daisy template, then stitch out design in the following order. (Check out the introductory video here if you missed it!)
1. Working from foreground to background, look for shapes within other shapes. Shadow stitch the wing as you would a teardrop shape beginning at the tip in the “V configuration.” Work the beak in the same manner. The eye and facial features are stitched, as well.

2. Work the neck tie and lower bow loop as you would a rectangle. The top loop is worked as a teardrop, beginning with backstitches down the center line then shadow stitched on the outer edges, ignoring the center line.

3. The head is worked as you would a circle, beginning at the top and worked toward the body.

4. To complete the design, work the body as you would an oval, beginning at the breast and worked toward the tail, ignoring the wing entirely, but piggy-backing the stitches that share common boundaries.

5. Enjoy your completed design!




TODAY'S GIVEAWAY
Today we are giving away a Ducky Daisy Pillow Kit from Wendy Schoen Design!

To enter the contest, simply leave a comment on this blog post below.
Be sure you include an email address or contact information so that we can contact you if you're a winner. Entries will remain open through the rest of Wendy Week and the winners will be drawn at random and announced next Monday, March 14, 2011.


We hope you have enjoyed Wendy Week here on the SB blog! Don't forget you can still enter to win any of the giveaways announced this week by leaving a comment on their respective posts:
  • Monday: 3 signed copies of the book, Mastering Shadow Work Embroidery
  • Tuesday: 2 copies of the companion machine embroidery disc, Wendy Schoen's Machine Embroidery Collection I
  • Wednesday: An entire year of lessons from Wendy Schoen's Embroidery Club (2004)
  • Thursday: 2 copies of Wendy's instructional Shadow Work Embroidery DVD, each paired with a floche sampler pack
  • Friday (this post): A Ducky Daisy Pillow Kit from Wendy Schoen Design
Winners will be announced and contacted on Monday, March 14th, 2011. Thanks for joining us this week - it has been a blast!

72 comments:

  1. I love this duck pattern!
    alicat314@yahoo.com

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  2. Love everything Wendy does!
    tksimons@bellsouth.net

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  3. The duck looks so cute! artesaniasherencia@gmail.com

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  4. Perfect for baby's room!
    lindakholder@yahoo.com

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  5. precious!!!
    Karen
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  6. . . . a great project to learn shadow work.
    joy8257@bellsouth.net

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  7. what a cute pillow for a baby's room!

    renae
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  8. sew sweet!
    cyndimanson (@)gmail (dot) com

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  9. what a cute duck.

    Dianne
    dianneholmes@att.net

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  10. How very cute !This have been a fun week . Thankyou Lindsay.carroll@jhu.edu

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  11. such a great project to get started on, and so adorable too

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  12. Would love this kit for new baby's room. Thanks Wendy for your expertise!
    Nancy
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  13. I love this little duck design. :)

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  14. Just beautiful. I would love to make this for my granddaughter. senavista@yahoo.com

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  15. just ordered the book and dvd.... thank you for the pillow project...

    faye

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  16. That ducky is cute! This would be another very do-able project--that I could put to *very* good use. Thanks so much for all your Wendy week lessons and gifts. It has been fun to look forward to something new every day! rcedson@embarqmail.com

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  17. Adorable Duck!!

    Deb
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  18. How adorable! Thanks for your "Wendy Week", I have enjoyed it so much!
    ~Chelsea
    michal_c1984@hotmail.com

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  19. I have truly enjoyed Wendy Week...She has such wonderful ideas I can hardly wait to start on a project...Wendy is a great teacher.

    farmerbobswife@wildblue.net

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  20. I want it all! Love it! Kathy Scruggs kewscruggs@yahoo.com

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  21. FUN!!!

    Jennifer
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  22. Wendy is my all time favorite teacher!
    Leslie Ziminsky ziminsws@charter.net

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  23. Cannot wait to try this cute duck!

    bmckay3tee@cableone.net

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  24. Duck duck duck
    I want a duck!
    linda12452@yahoo.com

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  25. I will be trying this one!
    rltejkl@msn.com

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  26. My hands are itching to get started:))
    pamparco@msn.com

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  27. This would be perfect on a blanket I am working on for my granddaughter.... I would love to have it!

    Laurie Guidry
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  28. Cute...I think this was part of a class project from SAF many years ago...or maybe I'm just crazy!
    Kathryn
    kcashner@hotmail.com

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  29. So cute! Perfect for my new grand daughters.
    Elizabeth
    letitsnow@antelecom.net

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  30. I have enjoyed the postings with Wendy- it's always great to connect a face with the name- she does such beautiful work and have many of her patterns!
    Leahtudor@bellsouth.net

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  31. Thank you for the informative week about Wendy and her new book. Thank you for the Ducky pattern. What a greet week. bharms@centurytel.net

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  32. This ducky is cute so perfect on the pillow.
    tattingchris@gmail.com

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  33. This is a sweet pillow and a great way to get started on shadow work!

    Donna
    3dears at gmail dot com

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  34. The duck is so cute.
    Gita
    quiltnb@hotmail.com

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  35. How fun! I'm so excited to try this.
    stevea3481 at aol dot com

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  36. I have several baby gifts I need to do and this would be perfect!!

    dkerbes@comcast.net

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  37. Such a simple design, but big impact!

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  38. What a fun week! I want to make Daisy Duck for my 8-month old granddaughter. Sure hope I win!

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  39. So cute! I would love to win...sebmcfarland@gmail.com

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  40. Very cute! Love it. jean at roadq dot com

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  41. Adorable!!!!

    Cindy
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  42. Wendy Week. Thanks for all the great information and the chances to win. LOVED the on line videos!!! Fingers crossed, I hope I win.
    ilvtoys(at)aol(dot)com

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  43. Oh, this is so precious. I would love to be able to give one of these pillows as a baby gift.

    Laura C.
    hellokitten42@hotmail.com

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  44. Toooooooooo Cute! Would LOVE to win.
    Karen Austin
    ka91955@aol.com

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  45. I just got my mail and there's was Wendy's book waiting for me. I am sew excited! Sallienold@gmail.com

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  46. What an adorable design! I admire Wendy's work more than I can say. Carol
    bobbygable@bellsouth.net

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  47. Such a cute ducky! I'd love to win.

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  48. I'd love to win this precious duck pillow kit! Everything Wendy does is gorgeous!

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  49. This is so cute .Who doesn't love a duck?

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  50. What an adorable pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.
    susan.byerly@comcast.net

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  51. Such a cute ducky!

    Laurie
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  52. I love the pattern, thank you for the download and instructions. I'd love to win the pillow kit.
    thomisonc1@cox.net

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  53. The little ducky is so cute. These give-aways have been fun! Thanks, Sew Beautiful and Wendy!

    dorrell106@gmail.com

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  54. Thank you for the duck design.

    Wanda Jones
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  55. How SWEET is this..Love it Lisa

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  56. The ducky pillow is darling! I can't wait to see the winners on Monday! Thanks so much!
    cindy_sews@hotmail.com

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  57. Oh the duck just looks so sweet. Beautiful work. Looking forward to the winners. MRSS.BRYAN@YAHOO.COM

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  58. Ducky pillow is great. I'm new to shadow work, I can't wait to start this project.
    Southern_O@Hotmail.com

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  59. The duck is so cute! I can't wait to try it.
    midnightsewin@yahoo.com

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  60. Wendy is a very talented lady.
    carol-groebe@kc.rr.com

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  61. I love watching Wendy on Martha's show. What a great way to learn shadow embroidery, start with a pillow. This book looks wonderful and would love to have a copy.
    johnsonc@newnorth.net

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  62. I love this little duck and have used it many times! It's easy and oh so cute!

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  63. Duckies are one of my favorites Hope I win !!!
    Susan VH

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  64. So cute! Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.
    acarp@swbell.net

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  65. This is so cute!
    gasew7@gmail.com

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  66. The ducky is just beautiful. I am so glad that young women are becoming interested in sewing and will carry on this tradition in making beautiful items for their family and friends. mcraig@bellsouth.net

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