Wednesday, 16 November 2016

TAST Week Sixty-Four: Chained Bar Stitch

This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is a variation of another of my favourite stitches, the chain stitch.   The 'Chained Bar Stitch' has a base of long straight stitches over which you work a zigzag chain stitch.  As both straight stitches and chain stitches are not new to me, it was a straightforward combination for me and gave very pretty results.


I just added a small straight section to the centre of one of my circles and I am really pleased with how it looks.


I worked the base straight stitches in perle cotton (8) and I stitched a bar of five straight stitches.  The zigzag chain was worked in variegated silk thread.  You can find Sharon's wonderful tutorial for this stitch here.


Just so that you don't think that all I have been doing is adding the next stitch to my sampler each week, I have something else to show you.


I have still been working hard on improving my free motion quilting skills and, I have just added the binding to a little practice square.  I also have three more ready for binding which I am hoping to show you later in the week.


These are mini quilts that I am making as part of a challenge that Lori Kennedy sets at the end of one of her Craftsy classes and which I have been following.  I am really pleased with the progress I am making.


13 comments:

  1. Beautiful stitch indeed! Congratulations on your FMQ practice-quilt, this little one looks fantastic! I just love the central pattern :-) Have a nice week! Ariadna.

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  2. Hi Christine. Wow your sampler is amazing and wowey your FMQ is gorgeous you are so clever,well done my friend xx

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  3. As always your sampler stitches are beautiful, but my jaw dropped when I saw your FMQ. Goodness it's stunning! Now you are going to have to start quilting services! Awesome job - can't wait to see the mini quilts.

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  4. Das ist ja eine schöne Idee, den ChainStich über die Fäden zu legen. Sieht gleich ganz anders aus!

    Gruß Marion

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  5. Beautiful stitching Christine and I love your FMQ.

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  6. Hi Christine. I've never seen or even heard of chained bar stitch before. It looks wonderful. Your quilting is looking great. xx

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  7. You should be pleased with your FME progress! And I'm always happy to see how you translate each TAST stitch onto your sampler. Must try this stitch out!

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  8. Clapping for you on all your beautiful things! I admire your persistence in learning to do your own quilting. Janita

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  9. Wow, deine Stepparbeiten werden ständig schöner, Beharrlichkeit zahlt sich immer aus! Die Stickstiche sind genial, dein Mustertuch ist ein Traum!!!!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  10. Oh, wow your machine quilting is brilliant - I love it. Such a cool way to practice by making the mini quilts - I have been trying that too - but you are so clever.

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  11. Love your stitching and your FM is wonderful , you have really gotten in the swing of it .

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  12. Thats a stitch I had never heard of before.
    And your quilting is superbe! It doesn´t look like you need much more practice to me.
    KATRIN W.

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  13. Gosh, more lovely FMQ! You are quite the expert now! I love the chained bar stitch, and the variegated thread makes it look even more effective!
    Hugs, Barbara xxx

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