This week we will be focussing on the blanket stitch. There are so many variations and we have already stitched several but there so many more. Today's stitch is a grouping of 2 blanket stitches close together.
Todays stitch looks like stick flowers so that is what I am calling it. Start with the gold straight stitches, then add a green base and french knot top. After stitching this and tearing the paper away, I think I would reposition the stitches closer to the seam line. Your choice.
Todays stitch is basically all straight stitches. Easy easy. Start with the large pink diamond coming up in an empty spot and going down into one with thread. Your stitches will be neater than coming up through a hole with thread already in it. Next stitch the side stitches in green and add yellow centers.
Here is an easy stitch to get us back in the groove. Just lazy daisy's in the shape of L's, then flip flopped. It does make a pretty pattern. Remember to always keep the thread under the needle.
For those just joining in, our pieces are cut 2 x 5"and sewn with 1/4"seam. This is also the time to stock up on graph paper at the back to school sales. I prefer the cheaper thinner paper at the discount stores. It tears away easier.
Today our quilt guild had a wonderful trunk show from one of our very talented members, Sheryl du Barry. Wish I had taken pictures to share with you. Maybe she will see this and send one over. Her crazy patch stitching is just beautiful. She will not be seeing my work close up...lol... Anyway, I am encouraged to get back to stitching. To get started, I pieced another stack of blocks ready to get going. It was interesting to me that Sheryl starts with a planned number of blocks. Me, I just start and see how big it will get. Still not sure how I will finish this, but I am sure it will come to me.
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