I love being published but the downside is that when I am working on things for future publication, I can't blog about them. So you haven't seen much of me here on the blog lately.
But the Joyful Embellishments Stitch Along, hosted by my co-author and dear friend Val Bothell over on Facebook, is purely for the personal pleasure of it, so I'll be posting my stitches once a week here.
We are already a month into it. The way it works is, Val presents a photo of a stitch variation every week day, and then we either replicate it or use it as a jumping off point for our own designs. You can kind of guess which way I'm going with that one!
Mostly this is because I have a pieced crazy quilt top all ready to receive the stitches, but the scale I want to use is much larger than Val's delicate fine stitching. Plus, all these flowers started creeping in on mine. Wouldn't you know it!
Here is the quilt top:
In order to catch up, here are my first 19 stitches (not in chronological order, sorry!) There was one seam I just could not photograph well!
These are ALL variations on the feather stitch.
And here is the quilt with all those seams in place:
It might grow another border before the year is out. Because yes, this series is going to go on all year.
February's stitch is the herringbone. My favorite!