Wednesday, March 15, 2017


I am still playing catch up from my Internet issues earlier this week, and pretending it is Tuesday for my TAST post.

TAST 76: Whipped Chain Stitch

I traced curvy lines from Sharon B.'s Crazy Quilt Templates Sets 1 & 2 onto the back of my block for these underwater flower vines/stems.  (I am not affiliated with the templates, but did receive them to review and love working with them.)

The chain stitches were worked with size 8 DMC perle cotton #954. 

Size 8 DMC perle cotton #125 was whipped around the chain stitches.

Flowers were created with 5 rice bead petals and a small pearl bead in the center.

These were so fun to make, I plan to add them to another block soon!

The link in the TAST title above will take you to the tutorial for 2 versions of the whipped chain stitch. I worked the 2nd version on this block in January of 2016. You may see more photos here.

TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday, a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. at You may learn more about it here and find the TAST Facebook group here.

To celebrate 10 years of TAST, Sharon B. is sharing a series of interviews with TAST participants. On March 9th, she posted an interview with Maureen of CrazyQStitcher. I fell in love with Maureen's work in 2014 with the gorgeous bird blocks she created for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP). You may find the interview here and see Maureen's CQJP 2014 blocks here

A few fun notes that may be of interest:

1. Sharon Boggon's new book, The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results, will be released in August. It is available for pre-sale at Amazon, and for the moment it is at a reduced price. (I am not affiliated with the book, but do receive a small credit from Amazon if you visit through my blog and make a purchase.) You may find it here.

2. There is a giveaway for the Spring Flowers Collection of floss at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. (I have no affiliation.) You may learn more here

3. Pamela Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs will be making cross stitch designs for Kreinik and she offered a free St. Patrick's Day pattern you may find here.

4. I have 3 pieces embellished and ready to sew into projects for my currently empty Etsy shop. Once they are aded to the shop, I will announce it on my Hand Stitched Treasure Facebook page.

Thank you for stopping by!


Christine B said...

These are beautiful examples of the whipped chain stitch.... which reminds me that I must add this stitch to my sampler too... I am a bit behind! Christine x

Queeniepatch said...

The Whipped Chain Stitch is one I have to add to my collection of TAST stitches. Your samples are inspirational.

Sheryl said...

Pretty work Renee, the colours are lovely and I like the design and beads. The whipped chain stitch is not one of my favourites.

Katie said...

Really turned out pretty indeed.

Anonymous said...

What pretty underwater flowers those are. The bit of lace is perfect there. It could be a sea anemone, a bit of coral reef, or even a shell waiting for someone to move in. I like it!

Createology said...

Love your curvy vines and bead flowers. Thank you for the links to so many interesting places. May your weekend be wonderful dear. <3

Brigitte said...

Great to see how you added the new stitch to your under-the-sea blockThese sea flowers you made with the beads are absolutely beautiful.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love those sweet little beaded flowers! And I can highly recommend Sharon's templates too....can't wait for her new book!!