February 18, 2011

February Vintage Pattern Stitchalong: Week 3


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:
Hippie Grammie cuff 3

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:
WIP February Stitch Along 2 - 16/2

Gorgeous bright colors on this cloth stitched by annalea hart:
stitch along

ninimakes is stitching her pattern onto a handmade top (love the stripes!)

Allie reinterpreted the design as a heart:
February Stitchalong

Last but not least, I love the bright contrast daddys_little_hurl used:
Feeling Stitchy Vintage Pattern Stitch Along

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!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!


  1. Oh Wow! I'm new to embroidery, but I'm loving the neat things I'm seeing on this blog! Thanks for sharing -- getting me inspired to do something different!

  2. love that bright pillowcase! of course, all the stitching is lovely! thanks for sharing everything and the pattern!

  3. You're too kind! Hehe. Thank you for sharing my project - it was quite a pleasant surprise :)

    The others are all looking excellent too. Such inspiration!

    Much love,

  4. I really love the bright blues/turquoise on your pillowcase and I also like the brights on Daddy's Little Hurl. Lots and lots of inspiration here. THANKS for sharing a fun pattern.


  5. Your pillowcase turned out beautifully. I'm so glad I found your site.. it's been a constant source of inspiration. :)

  6. Oh! I'm so sad... I went to trace the pattern with my iron transfer pen and it was all dried up! :( So, until I get to a craft store with the transfer pencils I can just admire all the other crafty people stitching away!!!! :D

  7. I just found this blog and I'm so inspired to join the stitchalong! So what if I'm supposed to be sewing up a few tote bags for my mom, that can wait!

  8. I have finished mine and posted in my blog.

  9. Wow, the stitching is wonderful!

    Thank you for sponsoring the Stitch-along! I included my bit on a towel for a giveaway this week at http://momwaldsplace.blogspot.com/. I also shared photos of it in the Flickr Group Please feel free to use any of the photos of it.

  10. Bravo ! Ces motifs sont vraiment magnifiques et les couleurs superbes !
    Amitiés de France

  11. Love all the different way to interpet this design. Thank you for starting this stitch-along. Love how they all turned out.


  12. Hi MY trials are in my blog..

  13. I haven't finished mine yet, but I used variegated thread, in shades of peach and pale yellow, on a white tea-towell. Extra posh with no extra work!!

  14. I had given a trial and posted it in my blog.