Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Another Blanket Stitch Variation

Isn't blanket stitch a great stitch? This time I used it as bunting:


It took a bit of trial and error, but I got there in the end! Surprisingly, it seemed to work best with four stitches up to the point, a catch stitch at the tip, and just two stitches back down.

As you can see, colourful bunting was a must on this motif:


This is one of my favourites so far. Bunting is always fun, and I love the lines of the elephant, too. Plus, I think the cardinals are becoming the spirit animals of the project, the way they keep showing up.

I'll leave you with a final detail, before it's on to the next! Don't forget to check out all the other links at WIP Wednesday, too.


9 comments:

  1. I can see why you like this one so much. It has a lovely symmetry of design. The bunting is clever and you've nailed the blanket stitch. Good one!

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  2. This block is so cute! I love the elephant! Great stitching on the bunting!

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  3. Love your embroidery! Cute elephant and that bunting looks fabulous!

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  4. love this style of embroidery and when i saw the words of the song I won`t forget you by Jim Reeves came to mind, think I will be getting his CD out today and being sentimental!

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  5. So nicely stitched and the blanket stitched bunting worked out perfectly.

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  6. Aside from the perfectly executed stitching (as always), this is a fun, fun project. It's a very lucky person that will be allowed to call it theirs when it's done. (BTW: I like the idea of the red cardinals being the spirit animal of the project. Good call.)

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    1. Thanks very much! I hope I haven't mislead anyone -- I will be keeping this one!

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