Here are a couple of more blocks of my Sew and Sew quilt:
Back Stitch, Blanket Stitch and Lazy Daisy stitch, are three of my favourite stitches. I use them in almost all my stitchery designs and find them to be very versatile. It's funny how when I'm stuck on a stitchery I always turn to the tried and true and these are definitely tried and true!
As for Buttons - I love them - all shapes, sizes and colours. While clearing out my mother-in-law's sewing room I found heaps of lovely vintage buttons. I now have them in a container in my studio and have started using them in my mixed-media art. They always add dimension and a bit of interest to anything I'm doing.
Another three old favourite stitches of mine are Cross Stitch, Chain Stitch and Colonial Knots. I use these a lot too especially Colonial Knots. I used to use French Knots all the time until years ago in an Embroidery Class at Berrima Patchwork Shop I learned how to do Colonial Knots. I find they sit flatter than French Knots and are much neater as well.
Chain Stitch is a stitch I've 'rediscovered' - I'm using it more and more for outlines. Love the dimension it gives to stitcheries.
And the I Love to Sew block? Says it all!
Until next time