Tuesday, January 9, 2007

TAST

You can click on the picture to enlarge it. This was a great learning experience for me. I have always wanted to learn the different stitches to be able to crazy quilt but never took the time to learn them. Signing up for this Sharon has given me the incentive to learn. I purchased The Magic of Crazy Quilting by J.Marsha Michler and Reader's Digest Complete Book of Embroidery and they have been sitting on my book shelve for a while. I was glad I had them cause I had to learn EVERYTHING, how to use the tie-on method, changing threads in mid-row, and finishing off. When Sharon announced that the Herringbone was our first stitch, I got both of my books out and done what was in them. I learned that the Herringbone can be used as a border and as a filling stitch. You can create effective patterns by varying the position of each row of stitches. I learned that it is a versatile stitch that can be worked in many different threads, and it is particulary effective when stitched in matte cottons using a bold combination of colors. In my book The Magic of Crazy Quilting it shows that the Breton stitch is a related stitch of the Herringbone. I have already looked through my books and have seven different variations of the Buttonhole Stitch which is our next stitch. Bare with me, I may be a little late getting them posted but this is all new to me. Until next time.....

11 comments:

Candi Harris said...

Thelma, wow! I love how you've done the stitches for the TAST.. You're doing great, I'm so impressed with it all.
HUGZ:)
Candi

Thelma said...

Thanks Candi,
It was a challenge. Never done any of this kind of stitching before. Always wanted to but never took the time to do it.

Sue said...

well done. It looks great to me

Thelma said...

Thanks Sue! I am working on my buttonhole stitching now.

Ati. said...

Wow, you made a whole sampler! It looks very nice and I like it very much.

Debra Spincic said...

great looking stitches! Did you print the names on the computer first and then stitch under them?

Thelma said...

Debra,
Yes I did. I played with the computer and got it spaced the way I wanted it and then ironed my fabric to freezer paper and printed it off. It kind of got stuck on this one, so on my buttonhole I am working on now I put 2 pieces of freezer paper and printed it off. It did lots better.

Thelma said...

Oh, Debra,
Thank you for the compliment! I forgot to say that in my post.

Sarah said...

Wow! Very nice stitches!

Thelma said...

Thanks Ati,
That means alot to me. You do FANTASTIC work.

Thelma said...

Thank you so much Sarah! I thought I was never going to get it done. Still working on my buttonhole. I will never get mine done in time.LOL