Category Archives: July

CQJP and TAST week 30


The week 30 stitch for July Take A Stitch Tuesday  is Oyster Stitch. I struggled with this one as you can see.




I used the Oyster Stitch on my 4th quarter of my July Crazy Quilt Journal

Project   I also tatted another star from Heather’s – Elmo’s Snowflake pattern, a blue one.




This completes my Red, White, and Blue Crazy Quilt Journal Project Block for July…..with a final addition of a tatted Red star near the center of the block.



CQJP and TAST week 29


Take A Stitch Tuesday week 29 was another stitch I liked doing.  It was  another new one for me…Basque Stitch from the Basque area of Spain.





The third quarter of my Crazy Quilt Journal Project  used the Basque stitch and I also added a little rick rack, again in red, white and blue.  For this months tatting I made a white star from the Elmo’s Snowflake pattern by Heather.




CQJP and TAST week 28

I really enjoyed the stitch for week 28 of Take A Stitch Tuesday  It was Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch.  I had never done this stitch before and don’t think I exactly followed the directions but it turned out the same.




The second quarter of my Crazy Quilt Journal Project block for July  used the Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch.  It was nice to have a stitch I enjoyed after my struggle last week.

Again I used the red, white, and blue Perle Cotton and also continued with the lace used last week.




I am enjoying working on my  July Red, White, and Blue block.

CQJP and TAST week 27


Week 27 of Take A Stitch Tuesday  gave us the Bonnet Stitch, an old stitch used on baby bonnets.

This has been the hardest yet for me.  I had to look at a number of different illustrations and it still took many tries for me to finally get it.





Since this Block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project  is for July I decided to use Red, White, & Blue for my  fabric colors.  I used red, white, and blue Pearl Cotton, size 8 to make the Bonnet Stitch.  I also added some red and white lace to this 1st quarter of my July Block.