January 22, 2012

Susan--TAST and CQJP, Together Again!

What a great week for stitching! I love the feather stitch, my very favorite one. Here's a pic of some of the samples I did in 2008, the first TAST around.


This time, I decided to be less decorative and more basic, playing with size and length and direction.


One thing I discovered is that aida cloth is not the place to practice feather stitching a circle! I'm using leftover pieces of thread from other projects, so I get my needles empty again without wasting anything.

I applied both buttonhole and feather stitching to my CQJP block, though the feathers are as yet unembellished. That's tomorrow's task. I apologize for the flash pictures. We haven't had sun in days and days!


Click on the picture a couple of times to enlarge.

CQ4Fun Stitching Journal

10 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Oh, I know what you mean about stitching on aida cloth. I have had a challenge each week because that is what I am using to clear out my stash.

Debra Spincic said...

I use little leftover threads to do practice stitches too. I use Aida for muscle memory when I have trouble figuring out a stitch than I transfer to fabric for stitching. I do love Aida, though. I'd forgotten how much I missed counted work until this year's challenges.

Jane said...

You're totally stretching your stitch variations this time around... very nice. I remeber the work that you did with Carole samples book and I so loved seeing how you journaled your stitching with that. Love how you caught the color of the right side of block with the thread color to the left, this fairy is going to enjoy her garden

Barbara C said...

How cool that you have your original TAST work to compare. Your block is very pretty--the soft colors are very romantic looking.

Peacock said...

My goodness, your stitches are gorgeous! Great variation, and I like how you paired up the colors.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I have found the same issues with Aida Susan. While it is great on straight seams, working at any sort of angle takes a bit more thought. It is fun to see the comparison from 2008 with your current examples of feather stitch. Your block is looking wonderful. Everything coordinates so beautifully!

Suztats said...

Susan, your block has a lovely romantic vibe about it, and I like how the thread colours are soft, repeating other colours in your fabrics. Everything compliments your fairy. Nice feather stitch variations.

Judy S. said...

You definitely are a whiz at the feather stitch, Susan! Wish you'd been closer when I was practicing. Know what you mean about aida cloth and curves...kinda difficult. Loving your fairy; she's beautiful!

jenclair said...

It is interesting to see the comparisons of your 2008 and 2012 variations! What a great know where you've been and see where you are going!

Susan said...

Thanks for all your very kind comments. I really appreciate them! Now to do my least favorite stitch.