Wednesday, 4 January 2012

TAST2012 - Fly Stitch

Yesterday Sharon B at Pin Tangle posted the first embroidery stitch in this year's Take A Stitch Tuesday challenge. 
It's Fly Stitch. 
I started off with a nice piece of Aida, thinking it would enable me to get neat, regular stitches, which it did, but they were pretty boring.  So I abandoned the Aida and headed for the scraps basket.  I machined some fabric pieces together and then used the Fly Stitch in various ways to create a crazy quilt style heart.
It was good to experiment with using the stitch and vary the size and I'm pleased with the result, for a beginner.  So, week one and I'm still on target with TAST, I wonder how long that will last?!


19 comments:

  1. That is so pretty, what a lovely idea.

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  2. It does look good! I suspect that's the beauty of this stitch (and hopefully more from TAST) is that you can use it in many different ways and on such different fabrics!

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  3. I love the heart you made! I didn't have time this week to do much with the stitch, but when I make my fabric journal page for the January stitches, your work will be part of my reference material -- love the way you used so many sizes of the stitch! Happy Stitching!
    Gail of 2createsg.blogspot.com (Sam & Gail)

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  4. I love fly stitch and use it a lot in my work. This stitch looks fantastic in your heart. Angela (sorry not sure why google is making me anonymous)

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  5. your fly stitches look great. i have a crazy patch block from years ago that has no stitching on it and i think that's where i'll start.

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  6. That's lovely. For next years Christmas tree?

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  7. I am glad you abandoned the Aida cloth idea. It won't be long before you can free hand stitch. I am glad you are enjoying it. Isn't Sharon B a master embroiderer? Wish I could join it, but, but you know what!

    Love
    Nat

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  8. Great idea to make something at the same time as learning a new stitch!

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  9. Your heart is wonderful! I like the way you made it into one that hangs.

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  10. Lovely - and so much more imaginative than mine! Something else that I might have to copy!

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  11. Nice project, and the stitch adds much to its flavor.

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  12. How clever of you to have the stitch already on a finished item. The heart can indeed be used as a Christmas tree decoration as Benta At SLIKstitches said.
    I made a sampler (picture on my blog) and maybe together with other samplers I can create a crazy quilt cushion.

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  13. Nice stitching. Beautiful colors.

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  14. Great idea, and the fly stitch looks real good.

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  15. Lovely results! I'm with you on stitching on a sampler...boring with a capital B. I have a "doodle cloth," but I pieced 9 small blocks to use as my "sampler."

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  16. , love it, gorgeous work liz... tina

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  17. This is soooo sweet! I love the colors you chose :-)

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