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.


  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!

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

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

  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!

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

  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.)

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


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