Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TAST 09/30/2014 - and a giveaway notice!

This week I completed 2 TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) stitches.  Clicking on any photo should enlarge the image for a closer view.

TAST #130: Double Lock Stitch

I used a strand of black size 8 perle cotton for the foundation stitches and pink size 8 perle cotton to interlace the double lock stitches above.  I have a couple of ideas brewing to build this seam further on the project I added it to...  I have come to enjoy these interlaced stitches.

TAST #131: Beaded Lock Stitch

I used a strand of size 5 red perle cotton for the foundation stitches and to interlace the lock stitches.  Blue seed beads were added during the stitching process.  Next, I added small white pearl beads to the center of each square the Beaded Lock Stitch created.  I love the way this turned out on my red, white and blue block.

I can barely wait to try out the stitch Sharon introduced this week.  You can check it out at this link.  Click on the links in the comments to see which stitches others have completed this week and how they dressed them up!

Check out this giveaway - but hurry, the drawing will be tonight!

Sharon Boggon is not only generous with her time, teaching us new stitches on her blog at pintangle.com.  She has also provided another set of her crazy quilting templates (which I have only heard great reviews on) to Crazy Quilting International for a drawing on their blog. Check out the 1st of 3 posts about the Crazy Quilting Retreat that recently took place in Kansas City, KS and leave a comment to enter the drawing. 

I do apologize for the short notice.  There will be a random drawing tonight (Tuesday, September 30th) for the templates and the winner will be announced tomorrow morning.  If you missed the deadline for this drawing, keep in mind there will be 2 more posts about the retreat and each post will include a drawing.  (I wonder what the next two lucky winners will receive...)


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I like the lock stitch - it's a new one to me. Thanks for the notice about the drawing - I have a set of those stencils and they're awesome!

Annet said...

The double lock stitch looks gorgeous in black and pink, I'm looking forward to see what you're going to add! Your beaded lock stitch looks like a pretty bracelet.

Mary Ann said...

I bought a set of the templates not long ago but I haven't used them as yet. There is also an ebook with lots of ideas on how to use them.

Renee said...

Thank you! The lock stitch and its variations are relatively new to me, too. I have found holding it so the foundation stitches are vertical and working from the bottom to the top is easiest for me. Once I get into a routine of pointing the needle down for one stitch and up for the next, it goes quite quickly. The stencils look amazing! :)

Renee said...

Thank you! If the pink and black double lock stitch were not on what will be the strap of a messenger bag, I would be adding beads to the center. I am wondering what exactly I will come up with - lol! I had not thought about it, but I agree, the beaded lock stitch does look like a bracelet!

Renee said...

I have heard wonderful things about the templates and about the ebook. I believe some people that bought them had the ebook printed and spiral bound at a photocopy center so they could refer to it easily while stitching.