Download the pattern (thanks, Claudia!)
Hi everyone! I am really loving this stitchalong idea - I love checking into our pool and these comments and seeing all the creative ways you've been interpreting this design. I love how you leave things out, flip the design around, the different colors you choose - this has been so much fun!
So, as you saw last week - I spent most of my time changing my mind and choosing blues to contrast with the bright pinks:
But once I made up my mind on the basic colors I would use, my stitching really took off quickly:
Aside from a simple back stitch in dark turquoise on the stems, I used the same 2 stitches from week 1week 2 - lazy daisy and french knot.
I added extra french knots wherever I wanted to add a little more texture, and before I knew it, I was done!
For the last week of our stitchalong I'll stitch a matching pillowcase, wash and iron my work (and hope it doesn't fall apart), and take a photo for all of you. :)
Here's what you guys have been stitching!
jodycourt used the design to make a pretty embroidered cuff:
Kim thinks her stitching is a bit wonky, but I'm sorry Kim, I have to disagree - look at those beautiful stitches!
I love the tone-on-tone design elliefunkhandmade is doing:
Gorgeous bright colors on this cloth stitched by annalea hart:
ninimakes is stitching her pattern onto a handmade top (love the stripes!)
Allie reinterpreted the design as a heart:
Last but not least, I love the bright contrast daddys_little_hurl used:
So, do we have any takers for our last week in the February stitchalong? Just add your pics to the pool, or leave a link to your blog in the comments and we might feature your work next week! Thanks for stitching along with us, can't wait to see your work!