This week’s stitch in Sharon B’s Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge is Cretan Stitch. Here’s how I applied it to one of my crazy quilt blocks:
You can see that on two seams I augmented it with detached chain stitches and straight stitches. On the center seam I tried variations of closed Cretan stitch. On the purple seam I stacked them, going over the seam three times with variegated thread. On the last seam, I used open Cretan stitch, and then laced it twice with other shades of blue.
This week, on Sharon B’s blog, Pintangle, The Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge continues, with feather stitch. This is one of my favorite stitches, and I have several ideas for playing with it, but on this block, I just got into covering it with feather stitch:
I got my block back from Arlene today, and it’s beautiful! Here’s what it looked like to start with:
And here’s what it looks like now:
I especially like the flowers she added!
This week’s challenge is buttonhole stitch. You can see Sharon’s post about it here: Take a Stitch Tuesday week 2 – Pin Tangle – Pin Tangle.
Here’s what I did with it:
i don’t feel as if I got as inspired with this stitch as I sometimes do, but I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Sharon B of Pin Tangle has revived her Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge for 2012. You can find the overall information about the challenge here: Take a Stitch Tuesday 2012 Challenge Information page – Challenges – Pin Tangle.
This week’s stitch is Fly Stitch: http://www.pintangle.com/journal/2012/1/3/take-a-stitch-tuesday-week-1.html
Since I still have a big stack of crazy quilt blocks to embellish, I’m using them as the ground on which I play with each week’s stitch. Here’s crazy quilt block #36:
On the red section of the block, I made a double wheel of fly stitches, while on the seams, I stacked them in various ways, both vertically and horizontally.
I just got the first of my three blocks back from Kathy Shaw’s Round Robin! This one was embellished by Kathy, and I think it’s Gorgeous!
I finished embellishing this one last night:
I used variations of feather stitch, detached chain stitch, and French knots, in #8 perle cotton, two strands of DMC floss, and two strands of DMC metallic floss. What do you think?
I’ve finished embellishing Renee’s block. Here’s what it looked like when I got it:
And here’s what it looks like finished:
The fabrics in this block are so pretty that I decided to go with fairly simple embellishments. I used buttonhole stitch, laced buttonhole stitch, feather stitch, herringbone stitch, and side by side fly stitches, mostly in gold thread. Unfortunately, the gold doesn’t really show up well in the photo. In any case, this block will go out in tomorrow’s mail.
I’ve finally finished embellishing the first of the two blocks I received for the Round Robin. Here’s how Debbie’s block looked before I started:
And here’s how it looks now:
Today I received the blocks that I am to embroider for Kathy Shaw’s Rectangular Round Robin.
Now I just need to decide how to embellish them.