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TAST Week 7 Feather Stitch Part 2 – detail 169 February 18th, 2007

TAST week 7 feather stitchFeather Stitch, an all time favourite stitch, it is delicate and pretty and ever so versatile…On tuesday I showed you the Visual Journal Page where I played around with ideas, it was the sketch at the bottom right of the page that I chose to stitch. The seam to the left is my second attempt, for my first attempt I used a pearl twist thread and I overlapped the stitches a bit differently and the resulting seam looked rather messy (unfortunaly I had unpicked it before thinking to take a photo)…for my second attempt I used stranded embroidery thread which is softer so the overlapping stitch has blended with the stitch under it instead of sitting up on top looking bodgy. Once I had the right thread for the job the seam came together nicely…To complete the seam I added green Detached Chain Stitches and red beads arranged to look like flowers.

naked block 10I have done this weeks TAST challlenge stitch on a newly pieced block for my mum’s memory quilt which has made the transition from UFO to WIP…

I have been scanning old photos, printing them onto T shirt transfer paper and ironing them onto fabric ready to make more blocks…I am delighted with how well the newer technology for putting images onto fabric has blended with the older method that I was using when I started this project.

Now that this project is a WIP again I have pinned the UFO blocks, the new block and the new images onto my pinboard and have started pulling possible fabrics from my stash.

Mums quilt, now a wip on the pin board