Thursday, March 4, 2010

TAST 2 samples

The first stitch in the Tast 2 challenge from Sharon B is Diamond Stitch which is one that I had never heard of before.
I liked doing this stitch but had a few problems with the second row for a few minutes but then it all fell into place.
The first sample is on my Crazy quilt block and isn't finished completely as I want to add some beads to it at a later date when I do the beading bits.
If I add the beads now my threads will get hooked up in them when doing the next rows of stitches.
I think this would also look nice with a ribbon threaded underneath it.




The next lot of stitches are samples experimenting with different threads and fabrics.
The first one is Perle 5-- but I changed the width of the diamonds alternately.


And this one is on the same fabric but with perle 8 thread.

This one is the same Perle 8 thread but on a dress linen fabric.




It's so nice to be doing TAST again thanks Sharon.

14 comments:

veena krishnakumar said...

hi Doreen
good to see all your samples. i think i have a lot to learn from you all:-)

Aussie Jo said...

Looks fun Doreen, I love your variegated threads

Jenxo said...

Hi dorren, i wonder what you will do with these little gems... i like the one with different length stitches.

in answer to you question too... we make one little dress a month, noit too much pressure for me to keep up with...jenxo

Angelcat said...

Looks like an interesting stitch with lots of different possibilities.

Lakshmi said...

its lovely Doreen..

Joei Rhode Island said...

isn't it amazing how sharon keeps coming up with more and more stitches. You'll have quite the selection when you finish.

neki desu said...

woohoo doreen!!
my fingers are getting tangled in the thread w. this one:(
nice shot yours.

Val said...

Just catching up with what you have been up to - great pictures of the flood damage at the beach - sounds as if you had a lovely rest though. Great stitches - I really admire your patience!

Heather said...

I hadn't heard of this stitch either Doreen but it is very attractive and perfect for crazy patchwork. It's nice to have a good variety of stitches apart from good old herringbone and feather stitch.

Sandy said...

You did more than I did. It's an interesting stitch.

Lisa Dunn said...

Your samples are lovely. I really like the one with the different widths.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

This stitch doesn't look all that easy for a first stitch Doreen (I had a peep at Pin Tangle)

Zaz said...

Oh - your samples are so neat! Fabulous work

Sara

kay susan said...

Hi doreen, I like the row with varying heights.