Sunday, January 8, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday

I love to do hand stitching and decided to take part in Sharon Boggin's TAST challenge this year at http://www.pintangle.com   The first stitch she posted was Fly Stitch-one of my favorites as it is so versatile. This is a section from an old sampler showing some variations.

Another old sampler with more variations.

This is on wool fabric which I love to stitch on. It is soft to the hand, easy to stitch, and has enough body to support the stitching.

Here is a Crazy Quilt block I'm working on where I used the Fly Stitch to decorate both the painted rickrack and the satin ribbon. It's a bit subtle which is the aim for this set. The rickrack was in my stash from ages ago in all the bright colors it came in. I found that I could paint it with acrylics and get something I was more likely to use.

For this one I used some weird yarns to stitch. The orchid has long threads hanging from it. I love what the blue did. It's the yarn across the bottom of the photo. I must use more of those types of yarns in my stitching but never did before. It adds an element you couldn't get any other way and a surprise.

12 comments:

dianehobbit said...

Great stitching, a great challenge to join in with. I just need an extra day in the week.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

love that block you're working on.

Kathy said...

I love how your pieces show the versatility of the fly stitch.

Suztats said...

Nice fly stitch variations.

bluemuf said...

Nice stitching, you have really taken the stich a step further.

Karen

Connie Rose said...

That cool nylon yarn at the bottom is interesting to weave with, too!

Gina said...

Your crazy quilt piece is beautiful, great idea painting your ric-rac, and nice stitching. Hand stitches is something trying to make its way up on my to-do list.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Very nice fly stitches! I came over to see your BJP. I'm also in TAST so it was nice to find that here as well.

Raphaela said...

Interesting stitching.

MosaicMagpie said...

Sandy,
Thank you for visiting the Simply CQ blog. When I replied to your comment, I mentioned I would visit your blog if you had one! You have several and I am delighted to find you. I too love stitching on wool and I like how you tried dfferent yarns with the TAST!
Deb

Linda Stokes said...

Lovely stitching and colours in your quilt block.

Thearica said...

Your fly stitch work is great! I didn't get started this week due to being out of town for the holidays and cannot wait to get home and start!

I also want to take a moment to invite you over to my blog to read about a quilt show I am hosting live on my blog beginning Feb 1. The show is called Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too. The show is designed to bring awareness to all of us crazy quilters and the work we do! There are a host of fantastic prizes to be won! Hope you will come check out the information and hopefully participate!

www.pigtalesandquilts.com