Tuesday, July 14, 2015

TAST Week 1: Fly Stitch

White on White Snowflake made with 16 fly stitches & 9 petite glass seed beads.
This week, Sharon B. at Pintangle.com began a new round of Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST). 

What is TAST? It is a guilt free weekly challenge. You set your own goal as to how many stitches you plan to try each month. You may find more details at the link above.

Week 1 is the fly stitch (click here to see directions.) I most frequently use fly stitch to create snowflakes, like the one pictured above. 

Fly Stitch Seaweed
This year, I also discovered fly stitch is perfect for creating curvy seaweed on under-the-sea blocks, too. I first tried this out on the block I embellished for Nicki Lee for the Crazy Quilting International Under the Sea Round Robin we are in together. 

Flower Vine created with fly stitch, flower sequins and seed beads.
I had so much fun with the seaweed that I decided to try creating a flower vine for an Oregon State University orange and black crazy quilt block I am working on.

Dragonfly created with couched wings filled with fly stitches.

I have also enjoyed using fly stitch to fill in dragonfly wings. The one pictured above was added to a camera block created for a dear friend.

If you are participating in TAST, I would love to know! 

Thank you for stopping by.
Renee

15 comments:

Gina said...

I love that Dragonfly. I'm aiming to do a stitch a week/2 weeks. Have a Stitch Saturday sort of thing. I'm going to do either a sampler format or ( and I think I might be over achieving here) put them all together in a book

Dawn said...

I dont seem to have the time to join in the TAST but I love to see your creations. I'll be looking out each week for a new stitch and how you use them. Just beautifully done.

sharonb said...

Love the dragonfly bug thing - it has character!

Justine said...

That's a versatile stitch...Great effects! The dragonfly is beautiful but then so are all the others!

Jules Woolford said...

Lovely work - the dragonfly is fab!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Renee! Your stitches are beautiful and are really tempting me to join in the TAST.... do I have enough time?? Do I have enough willpower to resist?? Good questions! LOL :) x

Lisa Dunn said...

I love your pieces! Fly stitch is one of my favorite stitches for seaweed and ferns. I love your dragonfly.

Pamela said...

Great samples! You do such beautiful work.

Marianne S-M said...

Thank you for sharing your creative work with the TAST FB Group! Lovely!

Katie said...

Gorgeous!

Angela said...

Beautiful stitching!

Renee said...

Sharon, Jules and Marianne, thank you for your sweet comments!

Createology said...

Flystitch is very versatile and you have used it perfectly for each of your projects. Love the little beaded dragonfly and the snowflake. High on Life July...

cq4fun said...

If you post the stitch you're doing every week, it won't matter that I'm not on facebook. LOL I love your examples. I get on a run of doing them, and then don't do any for ages.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's such fun to see TAST again and to see some people playing along (I guess there's a lot more than 'some' playing!!). I often refer to my print-outs from when I played and use some of the stitches and combinations.