Tuesday, September 22, 2015

TAST Week 11: Whipped Wheel Stitch

TAST Week 11: Whipped Wheel Stitch


With all of the under the sea themed blocks I have worked on over the past year, my most frequent use of the whipped wheel stitch has been to make star fish (which should actually be called sea stars, according to a friend that volunteered at an aquarium.) 

This week, I wanted to try using the stitch for something different, so I added a floral seam to a panel of the messenger bag I have ever so slowly been working on. (Things I make for myself tend to be set aside...) I used green and variegated pink size 8 Anchor perle cottons to create this floral seam. The flowers were whipped wheels. The stems were stem-stitched with and the leaves were lazy daisies (also called detached chain stitches.) Small straight stitches added bits of grass.


Above is a photo of a shell and a sea star created using the whipped wheel stitch. The base stitches were made with a single strand of DMC floss and it was whipped with 2 strands of floss. These were added to the block I embellished for Barbara Nicki Lee Seavey in our current Under the Sea Round Robin.

TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. on Facebook and on her blog, pintangle.com. You may read more about it here. This week, the whipped wheel stitch was introduced. If you follow the TAST Facebook group, you know there are some incredibly inspiring examples of these stitches being shared. Thank you, Sharon, for offering TAST!

Thank you for stopping by!
Renee

10 comments:

Createology said...

I like your flowers using this stitch. I also like the term "sea stars". Creative Stitching Bliss...

Christine Barnsley said...

Love these used as flowers Renee! Very pretty panel! Christine x

crazyQstitcher said...

The whipped wheel makes great flowers.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I like your little flowers, and I also like them as sea stars. I'll be trying them on the next block I will start to embellish this week. Not a UTS block, but definitely involves water, water plants and FROGS!!
xx, Carol

Katie said...

Beautiful stitch.

desertskyquilts said...

Great seam. I had forgotten about this one, thanks for the reminder. Sea Stars is right, but I still say starfish, too. Well aware they aren't fish, but habit is a hard thing to break after so many years. =)

Pamela said...

Great idea to use this stitch for flowers!

Brigitte said...

I had never heard of this stitch before. You little flowers for which you used it look so beautiful.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Whipped wheels are one of my favourites too - there are so many uses for them.

Angela said...

Gorgeous!