I have only had a bit of time to play with them so far, but I am having fun!
The first time I used the templates, I created under-the-sea vegetation with the barred chain stitch on Annette's block for the Crazy Quilting International Under the Sea Round Robin.
I traced several of the stem-like templates so they covered the seam and curved around in ways that I liked. Then I stitched them with green size 8 perle cotton.
TAST Stitch 19: Bullion Knot
Three bullion knots were added to the end of each vine using pink size 8 perle cotton. Two pistil stitches were placed between the bullion knot petals.
Sea stars are probably my most common use of bullion knots.
These roses were one of my favorite motifs created with bullion knots.
I struggled with this stitch until I read Sharon B.'s tutorial in 2014 and realized I needed a milliner's needle.
TAST Stitch 20: Butterfly Chain
So far, this is the only way I have used this stitch. The photo above is part of the pincushion I made for my mother-in-law in 2014.
In the future, I plan to add a kite to a block and use the butterfly chain stitch for the tail. It reminds me of the cloth strips my mom taught me to tie to the tail of my kite when I was a little girl.
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. If you follow the TAST Facebook group, you know there are some incredibly inspiring examples of these stitches being shared. Anyone may join at any time during the challenge. Thank you, Sharon, for offering TAST!
Later this week, I will share the 2nd seam I created using Sharon's new crazy quilting templates.
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