Category: stitching

Garden days, cloth dreams

Rain. Lots of it. And thunder. I scurried around yesterday afternoon to spread hay mulch and do some ongoing garden cleanup. Harvest the rest of the bumper cucumber crop and remove the dead vines....

Affinities

Continuing my squares construction effort in the mornings. I’m up to 33 two-inch squares. Some are from Jude’s threadcrumbs moons and shapes. Some are from Deb Lacativa’s dyed patches. Some are random stash cloth...

Vibrancy

Cloudy day but the tree outside my window is bright. I stitched together two strips of two-inch squares that seemed to belong together. I tried to force some others together, but they refused. Not...

Pile of squares

I’ve stitched quite a few three-inch squares. They are now in a pile. I’m not sure what to do with them from here. But it’s nice to have them around. Mostly blue and green,...

Assembly

I’m trying different layouts of these squares. So far they are very regular and balanced. I’m wondering what would happen if I shifted them to be more out of balance – mostly yellows on...

Nine nines

I stitched a few one-inch squares every morning. Then I stitched them into strips of three. Then stitched three strips of three into nine-patches. Very satisfying and before I knew it, I had nine....

Modernist smocking

I learned this smocking technique from Annie Coggan, in an online class offered by Tatter Blue Library. Easy to do and makes quite a dimensional piece of fabric. Drawing the grid on the fabric...