Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TAST Week 13: Satin Stitch

TAST Week 13: Satin Stitch

Although it is difficult to see in this photo, I used a single strand black DMC floss (#310) and a satin stitch to fill in the mermaid's hair on her head. After that, I couched down a strand of size 12 black DMC perle cotton with a strand of black DMC floss to cover the long, wavy strands of hair floating in the water in this under-the-sea scene. 

(This block was pieced by Kathy Semone and the mermaid is part of a Kathy Shaw's free Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course #102.)

My most frequent use of the satin stitch has been creating seahorses on under-the-sea themed blocks.

This seahorse was added to Sandy B.'s block that I embellished as part of a round robin. 

And this one was added to Mary B.'s block that I embellished in the same round robin.

(I shared how I made these seahorses in this post.)

I also used the satin stitch to create this cup of cocoa on my first crazy quilted Christmas stocking for a crazy quilting challenge in 2013.

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 satin stitch was introduced. Variations of this stitch were also introduced.  I hope to share examples of the padded satin stitch, the outlined or raised satin stitch, and possibly even the diagonal satin stitch in the near future. 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!


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous stitching. Had to take a wee moment to stop by love the header!

Christine Barnsley said...

Beautiful examples of satin stitch Renee! I particularly like the seahorses! Christine x

Katie said...

Beautiful work again.

Anonymous said...

Yum, cocoa! A good reason to look forward to winter. I LOVE the hair on your mermaid. That is awesome and really looks floaty.

KimM said...

Lovely - especially the cup!!