Tuesday, 10 November 2015

TAST Week Eighteen: Half Chevron Stitch

Week eighteen of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is half chevron stitch.  Sharon has posted a wonderful tutorial on how to work this stitch together with some beautiful variations and lovely examples for inspiration.


This was another new stitch for me although, it didn't feel too unfamiliar as it is a cross between a chevron stitch and a cretan stitch both of which I do know how to stitch. 


It is a lovely stitch to work.  I used it as a filling stitch on my sampler and added quite a large section and I am pleased with how it looks.


As well as the excitement of learning another new stitch, I have also had some rather exciting post this week too.


Firstly, I received this lovely pattern which I won as a prize on a giveaway hosted by Karen of Moose Bay Muses.  I love reading Karen's blog as she creates such fabulous quilts which are all exquisitely pieced.  Thank you Karen, it is a beautiful pattern which I am going to enjoy!


Then, just this morning, I received the latest copy of Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine which I had ordered last week.  It looks beautiful and I can't wait to find a few minutes to sit and read through it.... maybe this afternoon! 

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  1. I love the curve you created with your half chevron stitches! Congratulations on winning a pattern. How fun! You've reminded me that I need to spend more time with my copy of the CQ Quarterly. I think I have to try making one of the Christmas trees from the pattern by Kathy Shaw. I just love it! :) I do hope you are having a fantastic week!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I loved using the half chevron.... I am learning so much with the TAST stitches! I'm looking forward to a cosy evening with my copy of the CQQ! Christine x

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  2. I love this sampler more and more. With the curve you created it almost takes on a landscape shape. So very pretty. Congrats on the contest win, and hope you find time to sit and enjoy your new mag. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I am very excited to learn some new stitches and it is fun to see the sampler taking shape! Christine x

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  3. Your sampler is coming along really well! It must be nice to be learning new stitches xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I am really enjoying learning some new stitches... gives you more to choose from for other projects! Chrissie x

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  4. Interesting stitch - looks great in a half curve. Enjoy your reading!

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    1. Thank you! I liked working this stitch... it was a lot of fun! Christine x

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  5. Hi Christine,wow your piece is really coming to life now,it's looking fantastic and congrats on your win,enjoy your day my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is a lovely pattern, so I am sure I will enjoy it! Christine x

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  6. Beautiful stitching on your sampler--love how the threads change colors! I agree with Linda--it looks like a lovely landscape!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am really enjoying learning the new stitches and adding each week to the sampler! Christine x

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  7. I love the beautiful threads you are using on your sampler - so pretty! Your sampler is, I hope, destined to be framed. Thank you so much for the mention of the magazine too!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I haven't decided what to do with it yet but, I will definitely think of something! Christine x

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  8. A nice addition to your sampler which is beautiful .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! It is nice to learn some new stitches and I am pleased with the sampler. Christine x

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