I’m a little late getting this posted, but here it is: my stitches for the first week of Sharon B’s TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) stitch-along. The stitch this week was fly stitch, and I played with it on my current crazy quilt block. The block is my first attempt at building a landscape scene in a crazy quilt block.
I chose to do the leaves of the tree using Fly stitch in several permutations. The dark green leaves are a relatively loosely spaced set of fly stitches, with a final fly stitch going in the opposite direction to create the pointy tip of the leaf.
The mid- and light-green leaves are also made fly stitch, but more tightly spaced and mostly without the inverted stitch to make a point.
After looking at all the different samples of fly stitch worked by the TAST participants, I must say I am so impressed and humbled and inspired… there are some truly spectacular stitchers out there. Every week, Sharon B is going to highlight some of her favourites from the challenge on her blog, Pintangle. It is well worth taking a peek!