Tuesday, 1 March 2016

TAST Week Thirty-One: Fancy Bobbin Edging

Today is Tuesday and that means the release of another new TAST stitch! Stitch thirty-one of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is Fancy Bobbin Edging. This stitch is another member of the blanket stitch family and, Sharon has posted a tutorial about it, together with some pretty examples of the stitch, on her blog.


I added a couple of lines of this pretty stitch to one of the boxes on my sampler.  I used variegated silk thread although, I think this stitch may well have looked better stitched with a thicker thread.


The perimeter of the box was finished with the same variegated thread and a stem stitch. As well as working on my TAST Sampler, I have also finished the second block in my Craftsy EPP quilt.  This block involved piecing columns of hexagons and then appliqueing them to a background fabric.


I enjoyed making the hexagons using some fabric scraps and I really like how the block turned out (even if it is a bit wobbly in places!)  I am looking forward to making the next one!

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  1. Dear Christine,
    that´s an interesting stitch and your Hexagons look very nice.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I always like trying the new stitches and I am enjoying learning EPP. Christine x

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  2. Beautiful work, Christine. I like your doll quilt too with the sweet doll next to it!

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    1. Thank you Janie! It is fun trying the new stitches each week and I was delighted with my doll quilt! Christine x

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  3. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja ein schöner Stich und der Sampler sieht schon richtig toll aus.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I love trying the new stitches each week and the sampler is starting to fill in nicely! Christine x

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  4. Hi Christine,my how good is your sampler looking and i love the fabrics you are using for your hexies,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am pleased with how the sampler is progressing and making the hexagons is proving to be a lot of fun! Christine x

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  5. Wobbly proves that it's handmade and adds charm. I wonder what your sampler might become...perhaps another needlebook....

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne.... there was a time when I wouldn't have lived with wobbly but time is too short to worry about it now! Christine x

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  6. Your hexagon block is beautiful Christine, perfect for those much loved tilde fabrics.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I love how the Tilda fabrics look in this block... I don't think the photograph actually shows them at their best! Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  7. your tast stitching is very good, and the hexies are lovely too, I do like the hand stitching that both these projects take rather than always on a machne

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I agree with you it is nice to have some hand stitching as well as working on the machine! Christine x

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  8. Nice stitch - like a double blanket stitch thing. Love the little hexi's

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    1. Thank you! I was pleased with the hexagon block and I love stitching the blanket stitch so enjoyed learning this new variation! Christine x

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  9. Lovely stitching and the hexies look just great !

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I am loving the TAST challenge... so many new stitches to try! Christine x

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  10. You could auction your stitch sampler after you finish it - I'm sure we'd all bid on it! :)
    Love the hexies too. I'm so glad you're having fun.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I just love this challenge.... it is so nice to try out new stitches and I am loving the hexies too! Christine x

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  11. Another fabulous addition to your TAST sampler! Your hexie block is cute, too! Beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you Renee! They are both fun projects to work on and I love learning the new stitches! Christine x

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  12. Lovely stitching Christine. Your hexagons look great. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I have been having a lot of fun with both these projects! Christine x

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  13. Lots of pretty hexies . You amaze me... just put the peddle to the metal and away you go with the next project. Hardly skipping a beat. I could learn a lot from you :) if I were a little mouse in your house! Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! I do like to do some kind of stitching every day.... it feels strange now if I don't! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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