The first stitch introduced through the new round of Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) was the running stitch.
I worked the stitch as a flight path for a butterfly on the crazy quilted messenger bag I am making.
And, I used it to couch down a ribbon.
I woke up at 4:30 this morning and could not get back to sleep, so I checked my emails and learned the buttonhole stitch was introduced for TAST. Then, I picked up a quilt block to finish securing the applique and pondered how I should use the stitch this week. I think it took me 5 minutes to realize I was sewing the applique onto the block with the buttonhole stitch. (I blame it on not finishing my first cup of coffee!)
I frequently use this stitch to create flower stems.
Today, I added this seam to my messenger bag. It includes a buttonhole stitch with detached chain stitched leaves and French knot flowers.
I also enjoy using the stitch to create fences in landscape crazy quilt blocks. Straight stitches make boards connecting the fence posts.
Thank you for visiting!
TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal challenge offered by Sharon Boggon at Pintangle.com to learn a new stitch each week. Learn more here.
This year there is also Beyond TAST for those that have completed TAST in the past or those familiar with the basic embroidery stitches. Those participating in Beyond TAST are encouraged to explore the stitches in more depth. Some of the work already shared on the TAST Facebook group has been incredible.