So first off I worked on the joint block and had no problem with the one seam allowance. See I read and then saw a different pattern about joined tatted butterflies and thought I could do that with my simpler pattern. Well it was easier in my mind than actually tatting it but after about a half dozen mistakes I got the knack and produced the trim length and stitched it on with seed bead bodies.
Then I found this lovely motif in a flowing design but unless you were lying down it really would not work on the patch I had chosen. Not defeated though, I just chopped it up and stitched it on right side up anyways - like "redwork" but with a cream floss. This patch I then wanted "pins n needles" for a seam treatment - now how was the question!!! But while watching TV and cuddling/petting the two little dogs I'm sitting the idea came to me and boy was I glad they decided to go curl up on the couch not long afterwards!!!
See I thought of the herringbone stitch but adding Colonial knots strategically to resemble a stick pin border! It worked too - was I ever glad - gonna have to use that one again I think.
Now was the real delimma - that tiny corner patch!!! This time I sent out a pic and email to my RR group and asked for ideas - many good ones came back too! One I truly loved from our very own Kerry L and also after checking out her BAS stitch recently the idea came to mind and off to the races I was - stitching like mad. Even a bit annoyed I had to stop to take the girls for their nightly walk halfway through - but I was back at it right away much to the chagrin of the girls as they thought it was now bedtime and here I stitched till 10:30 (Lilla periodically let out a few growls that she was not happy). He He!
So there filling that 3-patch triangle is a needle and thread with a needle threader. I thought that was so ingenious of Kerry to mention this motif but she meant to stitch on an actual threader and here I incorporated her Fishbone Stitch into a stitched threader! Thank you my dear!!!
|Lorrie's DYOB - Joint Block|
|Rose Anne's input on Joint Block|
|Stick pin border & Raised Fishbone Stitch BAS #73|
Now I'm back to playing on the whole block (partial ideas stitched - need to be appliqued on) and pray I can finish it this weekend so I can stay focused and send it on before mail out date mid-month.