Wednesday, 8 July 2020

WIPW - Two Log Cabin Blocks Per Day

Time to show a week's worth of progress = Work In Progress Wednesday.

Freeform Embroidery
Laced Wheel, Amadeus Stitch and French Knotted Lazy Daisy.


Crazy for Crazy
A laced butterfly, coloured with soybean wax crayons, fluttered into view at the top.
A chain of Waved Chain Stitch were added on top of the piece of velvet, and the beginning of a seam treatment was started with Herringbone and Straight Stitch.

Log Cabin Challenge
Alternating Barred Chain, Bullion, Berry, Anundsjö, Bosnian, Maidenhair, Chained Sheaf, French Knotted Lazy Daisy... stitches or poetry?


Eight yellow lines for the new stitches. The red lines indicate previously stitched seams.

14 new blocks were stitched for the quilt, that means two blocks per day for a week. The total now stands at 134 blocks.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 139: Sycamore Stitch

Today's stitch is from Elizabeth Healey's book 'Stitch, Fabric & Thread' - the Sycamore Stitch.

It's easy maths,  Lazy Daisy Stitch x 2 + Straight Stitch x 1.

Work it like this:
Make a single slanting Chain Stitch

Anchor at top and come out in the
same hole again.

Make a mirrored Chain Stitch
and add a Straight Stitch

As I said, easy math, beautiful result.

Homework:
Practise doing sums on these samplers.



Friday, 3 July 2020

Friday Homework for Lesson 138: Waved Chain Stitch

Oh, I LOVE this stitch! It's surprisingly easy and looks much more complicated than it is.

Aida Sampler

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth
In Sharon Boggon's excellent book, The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design, she suggests using two mirrored stitches to make a butterfly.


Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

WIPW - Purple Play

WIPW presents the following progress:

Freeform Embroidery
We've got Basque, Wheatear and Fly Stitch here.



Crazy for Crazy
I have engaged in Purple Play:
The two remaining lace flowers were added at the top. 
I Stitched on two fabric buttons, rescued from a dress, and encircled them with some embroidery in green. 
On the right I couched a meandering purple metallic braid and then stitched Buttonholed Lazy Daisy Stitch for leaves. There will be beads in the centre of them at a later stage.

Log Cabin Challenge
Nine more stitches from my vast collection! Drizzle, Buttonhole Eyelet Flower, Siennese, Upright Feather, Woven Chained Bar, Outline, Mennonite Tacks, Double Fly, Indian Edging.


Red lines indicate previous stitched seams and the yellow lines the new ones mentioned above.


10 new blocks were made, bringing the total to 120. What a pile!