Tuesday, July 3, 2018

TAST Week 12

Week 12: Chevron Stitch
Week 11 was a break week, so the 11th stitch of this round of TAST is the Chevron Stitch. It was introduced on March 20th in this post and the directions for this stitch may be found here.

I followed this edge on one of Sharon B.'s templates to keep my stitches relatively even.*

I used size 8 pink perle cotton for the Chevron Stitches. I used this stitch to couch down a black velvet ribbon on the messenger bag I am working on. After the seam was stitched, I created flowers along the ribbon with clusters of pink and blue seed beads. (I like to individually secure each bead by passing the thread through it 3 times and then knotting the thread 3 times on the back. This holds each bead securely in place, and if one bead falls off in the use of the bag, the others will not all fall off.)

TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. This is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. of Pintangle.com. You may learn more about TAST here.

This week, stitch 25 was announced, so I will be playing catch up!

* I am not affiliated with Pintangle or with Sharon B.'s crazy quilt templates. However, I did receive my templates free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. I truly love using mine!


Queeniepatch said...

I will add the Chevron Stitch to my vanilla/lavender cq block. it is such a good building block, and many things can be added to enhance it even more.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm not a huge fan of pink but I really like it combined with the black and cream you're using. It's going to be a spectacular messenger bag!!

Christine B. said...

Always love seeing close up photos of your beautiful stitching Renee! Your chevron stitches are perfection! Christine x

Createology said...

Lovely colors and stitchings. You are very wise to secure the beads so well. Happy Independence Day. <3

crazyQstitcher said...

Lovely work, Renee and a good idea with the extra security for the beads.

Susan said...

On a messenger bag, it will be especially important to have the beads secure. I usually tie them off every three beads, but that's on wallhangings that aren't going to be used like a bag will be. The seam looks fabulous, of course!

Katie said...

Beautiful stitch! Glad you are back to sharing them again.

FlashinScissors said...

Thank you for sharing this stitch with us. I think I can use it on my “current” project. I say “current” in this way as it is taking a long time for me to get down to, and I have to finish by the end of the month! Not much chance!
Wise words on securing the beads. I wouldn’t have thought of that! I’ve only used beads a few times, on very small projects, but I’m always intending to use them, now they will last longer when I do.
Barbara xx