Well although I am yet to start on last week's stitch I have seen some fine examples of your cretan stitches and so won't hold you up because of my slackness.... as I am on holidays I should hopefully catch up by next week.... as soon as I finish painting my laundry:-(
This week's stitch is the chevron stitch (and here for more details on making it) and Sharon's previous group have some interesting samples to inspire anyone stuck for ideas.
This week I did not really experimented with the stitch itself, because I love the possibilities of the triangle form. Ideas were tumbling in my head, and in the end I stitched two of them as you can see here and here.
I am not done with my sample for this week jet (I am still fighting with that last line . . . .) but I want to share something with you.
I feel like stitching these samples is already paying off for me. I am working on a cq and I am planning which stitch to put where and I find myself constantly flipping through my samples for inspiration.
Can you imagine how valuable our samples will be when we are done ? We will have a very good stitch library with lots of variations for each stitch and I think planning the stitching on a cq will be easier and more fun for me in the future ;-)))
I agree, although I have yet to post most of my samples (camera needs new batteries) I am enjoying the experiment and the catch up week was wonderful... I trawled my way through all of our samples finding ones which I felt I could attempt and am learning quite a lot as I try them out. I hope one day to make a crazy quilt .. well my sister hopes I will as she has already claimed it!
I am also creating my very first CQ block, Ellie, and like you, I'm finding the TAST course invaluable...even if I'm finding one or two of the stitches hard going, LOL! Thank goodness for a nice easy one this week.
Since I am a very beginner I feel that I have more thumbs than fingers. I am really enjoying this. At first I thought I would make a sampler with each stitch, wrong, not a good idea. The last 2 stitches I am just practice paractice paractice and I have a long way to go. I so enjoy this site and so much to learn.
jan in indiana
I used to unpick those I didn't like but was wasting so much time so now I just leave them in unless they are REALLY horrid:-)
This seems a good place to practice as there are a number of beginners so you don't feel incompetent and there are some really creative sewers also to inspire everyone.
I've decided to do my stiches for a crazy quilt which is a new thing for me, a different stitch for each block. I'm a bit behind this week as I'm getting the boys ready to go away tomorrow, but then I have plenty of time to concentrate on my stitching
Are you intending to just use one stitch on each block? that's a lot of blocks as TAST is fifty stitches and then afterwards if you ventured into 100 stitches in 100/ 200 days you have an even greater array.
What size will your blocks be? Looking forward to checking it out.