Monday, 7 November 2011

Stitching and Knitting Weekend

Another weekend has passed and here's what I achieved.  Firstly I have really enjoyed doing the sashiko stitching on the quilt I made with Susan Briscoe a couple of weeks ago.  I had thought I might be able to use the sashiko as the quilting stitch but when I made the little mug rug (see the tutorial here) I tried stitching sashiko through two layers of fabric and the wadding and wasn't overly happy with the results, plus it was hard work.  I decided to use the sashiko as an embroidery embellishment to the quilt which I will then quilt, probably in the ditch, when it's all done and layered.
I've also had a little deviation from quilting and have got my knitting needles out.  The needles I have used to belong to my grandmother and I love knitting with them.  This is what I've done so far, too little for you to imagine what it might be!  It wasn't the colour I intended to choose but I think I was subconsciously influenced by Nat's post on dyeing with mulberries!


  1. the sashiko stitching on your quilt is perfect. did you have a stencil to mark it with?

  2. Wow those fingers of yours have been busy... the sashiko looks amazing... and that colour of your wool is gorgeous! Hope you are feeling better now...

  3. Yes, doing sashiko through quilting layers and getting it even is no easy task. Yours looks so PERFECT.

  4. I agree with Julie, Sashiko quilting, especially through a pieced top or quilt sandwich with wadding is not easy. My belief is that everyone has ONE comfortable quilting stitch. It is difficult to make small even stitches but equally difficult to make longer and even ones. Sashiko is traditionally made in a tread that contrasts the fabric so the lenght and evenness is clearly visible. You have done a great job, Lis!

  5. How lucky to do a course with Susan Briscoe!! I love your quilt and the stitching is really lovely. I'm off to check out the link to Nat's dying with mulberries....the only thing that usually gets dyed here with mulberries are my boys t-shirts :-)


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