Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TAST 2016 Stitch 38

TAST 38: Cloud Filling

I must admit, I really enjoy using the cloud filling stitch!

I worked it onto a crazy-quilted Christmas stocking I am working on. 

To keep the stitches even, I basted waste canvas onto this section of the stocking and then added the small straight stitches with a strand of size 8 Anchor pearl cotton #00134. I laced the foundation stitches with the same color.  

Because I was using the cloud filling as a background, I wanted it to be subtle - thus the blue on blue.

I cut two candy canes from a piece of candy cane trim that was sent to me as a gift in a previous round robin and stitched them onto the block with clear quilting thread. A strand of size 8 red pearl cotton added a bow with 2 detached chain stitches and 2 straight stitches.

The first time I used this cloud filling was on my CQJP 2014 February block. I used EdMar Iris pink floss #218 for the foundation stitches and EdMar Iris blue floss #100 for the lacing. Pink and blue seed beads dressed up the area.

I have also used this stitch (intentionally not lining up the foundation stitches) to create a net on an under the sea themed crazy quilt block in a round robin. (You may see more pictures of Barbara Nicki Lee's block here.)

I have fallen a bit behind with my TAST stitches, but hope to catch up soon.

Thank you for stopping by!

Please note: 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 hereIf 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!

Edited to add this link to Wikipedia, as I personally find it very fun and exciting! If you do not care to follow links, I encourage you to go to Wikipedia and look up "embroidery stitches". 


KimM said...

Incredible, creative,daunting. I am in utter awe.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Another fun stitch that I needed to be reminded of. It's been a very long time since I've used it and now I want to try it again. Thanks!

Christine Barnsley said...

Beautiful stitches Renee! I love the understated effect of the blue on blue but I also love the white example with the beads and, I thought of you when I first saw this stitch, thinking it would be perfect for netting on an UTS block! All beautiful! Christine x

Queeniepatch said...

It's such a versatile stitch and you have made full use of it.

Anonymous said...

So neat and tidy. I can't decide which one I like best, though the one from the Christmas stocking, with that candy cane addition, is awfully cute! You can come sit next to me on the behind bench!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

thanks for showing how different this stitch can be. I haven't tried it yet but it's on my list to use when I get back to CQ.
xx, Carol

Brigitte said...

This stitch seems to be very versatile. I love how it looks creating the net in your last example.

Laura said...

Look at those little fishies! So cute!