Category Archives: May

CQJP and TAST week 22

Week 22  Take A Stitch Tuesday http://pintangle.com/tast-faq/ was similar to one we had before but with a knot added.  It was called Knotted Cretan Stitch. Since this was a 5th week in the month I added it to my 4th week.

 

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I have been doing my Crazy Quilt Journal Project block in four quarters so since I had a fifth weeks stitch I added it to the center of my May Block.

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My May Crazy Quilt Journal Project is finished!   http://www.cqjp2012.blogspot.com/   I like the spring feel of my flower block with its tatted flowers and butterfly.

 

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CQJP and TAST week 21

Butterfly Chain  was  week  21’s   Take A Stitch Tuesday’s stitch. 

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I liked this stitch which is done in two steps.  A foundation row of three vertical straight stitches is followed by a twisted Chain stitch which ties them together.

 

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The forth quarter on my Crazy Quilt Journal Project used the Butterfly Chain Stitch.   http://www.cqjp2012.blogspot.com/

I also added a small tatted flower with a bead center.

 

 

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CQJP and TAST week 20

This week the stitch for Take A Stitch Tuesday http://pintangle.com/ was the Bullion knot stitch.  This is also known as bullion stitch, caterpillar stitch, coil stitch, grub knot, knot stitch, post stitch, Porto Rico rose and worm stitch.  I liked this stitch although sometimes I had a hard time keeping the thread wrapped around the needle as I did the final needle entry.               

 

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This third quarter of the Crazy Quilt Journal Project block used the Bullion knot stitch to join the various fabric pieces together.

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I also tatted a yellow butterfly to use on it.

 

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CQJP and TAST week 19

 

The stitch for this week was the half Chevron stitch which is a variety of Herringbone stitch.  This is already week 19 of Take A Stitch Tuesday.

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On the second quarter of  the block I used the Half Chevron stitch done in a variety of colors and added a small tatted flower near the center top of the block.

 

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CQJP and TAST week 18

 

A variation of the Buttonhole stitch, Crossed Buttonhole Stitch was the one for week 18  of Take A Stitch Tuesday. http://pintangle.com/tast-faq/

Once again I struggled with getting the stitches even and of the same length.

 

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                              Crossed Buttonhole Stitch

                          

 

I decided to use flower fabric on my May Crazy Quilt Journal Project block.

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I used all Crossed Buttonhole stitch on this first quarter of the block.  Free form tatted flowers were also added.   I like the way it looks.

 

 

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