Tuesday, September 27, 2016

TAST 2016 Stitch 52

TAST Stitch 52: Sheaf Stitch

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. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Createology said...

Renee dear your stitch is very nice for crouching down the velvet ribbon. Adore your October Halloween themed CQ block. I am still working on my beginning CQ classes with Kathy Shaw. I amm why behind but I am not quitting. My want to learn is stronger than my stitching time.

Pull the other thread said...

Love the Halloween themed block, so cool. Fantastic work on the Sheaf stitch, it looks amazing.

Christine Barnsley said...

Great idea to use this stitch to couch some ribbon with lovely results. Your Halloween block is gorgeous and a lot of fun! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is a lovely way to couch. Thanks for re-sharing that Halloween block too! It's Coming!!
xx, Carol

Queeniepatch said...

What an amazing block you have made for Halloween! The Sheaf Stitch makes a beautiful pattern between the ribbons. Actually the black spaces you get between the stitches have the shape of pumpkins, so if you worked black stitches on black ribbon over an orange piece of fabric, you would have a good pile of pumpkins!

Bethany said...

That's a pretty stitch! It reminds me of a snowflake.

Anonymous said...

I think these latest ones show more control and evenness. Both are great, though. I'm anxious to see the block you are making. =)

Shell - Little Orphan Stitch said...

That little pumpkin is so cute!! Love seeing your Halloween-themed work. I've seen a few stitches on your blog recently that I think I'm going to have to try out soon. :)

Diane said...

Just a darling Halloween themed design Renee.

Hugs Diane

Renee said...

Thank you, Diane!