Saturday, January 21, 2012

TAST - Week 3 - Feather Stitch

I enjoyed this week's TAST, the feather stitch.  For more details on the TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) Challenge, please visit the information page on Sharon B's Pintangle blog.
Above are the three variations of Feather Stitch which were the BAS (Build a Seam) Challenge stitch for this week here on my blog - a happy coincidence for me since I only had to stitch once for both challenges!   A full list of the BAS stitches can be found by scrolling down the sidebar to the right.  The details of these particular stitches are in my last post.

 I also did a patch on my block with the feather stitches I use often for under the sea growth. 
After completing the feather stitches, I have decided that this block Juli made for me at Christmas is embellished enough.  It is not the usual encrusting but I like the way the stitching is stealing the show and don't think it needs a bunch of lace and charms etc to carry it.  I'll be finishing it up now as my AAQI quilt donation for January.  Ta-dah!  Does that make three birds with one stone??

One last thing - I have been visiting many of the samples of Feather Stitch in the comments on Sharon's blog and I have an absolute fabourite.  If you haven't seen it, check out Gayle Schipper's Tessalating Fish Lips! 

1 comment:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love how your block is coming along. Your stitching always looks great!