Wednesday, February 1, 2012

TAST - Herringbone Stitch

This week's stitch for Sharon Boggon's "Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST)" at Pin Tangle is the herringbone stitch which, even with a grid to follow, I see I messed up on the top line (sigh) but I now have another happy block to add to my lap quilt. 

The extra challenge this week was to combine the herringbone stitch with one of the previous stitches from TAST 2012. My leaf motif used buttonhole on the left leaf, herringbone in the middle and fly stitch on the right leaf. I found the motif as a freebie at Mary Corbet's Needle 'n Thread but mine doesn't even look as good as the pattern which I modified a tiny bit. (Sigh again). And, I can add another happy block to my pile. 

In case you don't know what a Happy Block quilt looks like you can see a previous post of mine consisting of summer themed Happy Blocks. My TAST quilt will have white borders around all my TAST samplers but there will be embroidery in the white borders too. 

6 comments:

dwright33055 said...

verry cool idea, looks great

Kathy said...

I love how you used the three stitches in a leaf! They add wonderful visual interest.

ARLENE said...

I like how the stitches look on fabric as opposed to linen or aida cloth.

Isabelle said...

I like the first work: the colors of the threads on the fabric look great !

Beth said...

What a good idea to use gingham. I like your stitches!

Annet said...

Your stitches look nice on the Gingham.