Friday, January 20, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Feather Stitch is this week's stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday at  www.pintangle.com It's another favorite of mine-and, yes, there are stitches I don't like. 

Here are some variations.

It makes a good filling stitch especially when done in a variety of threads to create interest.

Blogger wanted this in the middle. I've been playing in the 13" of snow we had or stitching by the wood stove. That is-or was- a tall Flowering Plum tree. It has 2 major splits, so I hope we can save it. Melting and messy now but such a surprise for an area that rarely gets much snow.
Historically, it was used a lot in Crazy quilt and finds it's way into all of my blocks.  A friend gave each of us in the quilt group the "lady" fabric and challenged us to do something with it.

7 comments:

Suztats said...

Your feather filling stitches are so beautifully precise! wow! Nice variations, and I like the 'feathery' thread you used.

celle qui rêve said...

I love your hairy/plumy feather stitch

Doreen G said...

Like both the other commentors I like the hairy one.

Maggi said...

Lovely Sandy. I really like the wispy one.

Judy Rys said...

Great stitch. Wow, I didn't realize you got so much snow. That must have closed the city down!

Isabelle said...

I like your variations. Nice work.

Raphaela said...

Beautiful feather stitching. I like your first sample very much.