This week I added TAST stitch 52 - the sheaf stitch - to an under the sea themed block I am working on.
I used the stitch to couch down a velvet ribbon I dyed in the free Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course 102 (ICQC-102) that I took from Kathy Shaw last year. (According to her blog, registration for the next ICQC-102 course will open in 2017.)
Although the fabric did not pucker, the ribbon did fold in on itself a bit as I cinched the sheaf stitches together. For this block, I like the effect that created.
The first time I used the sheaf stitch, I made it into a filler stitch on an October crazy quilt block. (I believe it was the 2nd block I ever embellished.) Orange sheaf stitches were added to the black stripes on the orange and black striped fabric in the upper-left side of this block.
The original blog post for the block may be found here.
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. Anyone may join in at any time.
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