August 11, 2011

August Stitch-Along | Week 2

Feeling Stitchy August Stitch-Along

I'm excited to see so many enthusiastic stitchers joining me for the August stitch-along. For week 1 I asked you to simply find a piece of inspirational fabric that's just screaming to be embellished with stitches, and there were some GREAT photos added to our Flickr pool. Here are a few from some fellow stitchers:

Plans for the August Stitch Along

Some fun chunky birds with black and white flowers, submitted by daisyeyes.

August Stitchalong Fabric

sewjenaissance also chose a print featuring a bird with some fun scroll-like detail to embellish.


knitsaholic posted this amazing shot of a work-in-progress that achieves exactly what we're shooting for this month! The design, the colors, the stitching ... perfect!

Fabrics for stitch along

I think it's becoming abundantly clear that people love to stitch both flora & fauna -- and especially birds! -- as evidenced by the 2 fabric selections being considered by Savage Pink (above), and the hummingbird print seen below (by BohoIslandBaby).

August Stitchalong

Some folks haven't decided yet on their fabric.~PixieFey~ is still choosing between the Kate Spain print on the left and the fun & funky coral number on the right.

Getting Ready - August Stitchalong

And Fiber Fairy has narrowed it down to the three prints below:

August StitchAlong

What do you think? Click on over and let them know which one you think they should choose!

Fabric for August Stitch-a-long

The bold, rich colors of the floral pattern above (selected by amyhood21) are just perfect for this project. In contrast, milly and tilly is starting with a black and white print and adding soft colors with her floss selection.

stitchalong materials

Here's a beautiful color selection (and another bird!) from dixieniche:

AugustStitchalong, feeling stitchy

I can't wait to see what Thread Wizard does with this amazing fabric selection!

And there are more! Unfortunately, due to permission restrictions, I wasn't able to post some of the photos here, but I've compiled them all in a Flickr gallery created especially for the stitch-along and that I invite you to check out.

It's certainly not too late to join in. (Shoot, I haven't even had a minute to make my first stitch!) Simply take a picture of your fabric and floss selection or your work-in-progress and add it to our Flickr pool. Be sure to tag your photos with "AugustStitchalong" to make it easy to find them all.

Next week: let's focus on starting our embellishment with some simple stitches. Think backstitching for outlines, seed stitching for fills, and maybe some French knots for flourish. I can't wait to see what you do with your fabric!


  1. I can't wait to see either! I spent some time staring at mine last night, trying to figure out the best way to add stitches. It's kind of harder than it looks, at first.

    I love all the varied fabrics. It was hard for me to settle on just one!

  2. Have just put my fabric in a ring to begin this weekend. Very excited and I can't wait to see how everyone's pieces start to fill in. Some very awesome fabric selections!

  3. Oh wow! There are so many fantastic choices. I'm really, really curious about all the different end results.
    So your post did force me to finally decide on a fabric myself... *gg*

  4. Ok! this is all just too inspiring! I can't stand it!

    I cut out my "August Stitch along" Christmas stocking last night, tacked on the filler and i am ready to stitch! will get a picture up today, i promise!

  5. I love your designs and love to see what your working on each week. Imagine my surprise when I was drooling over your fabric and found that black and white piece. I have the same fabric and have used it to bead embroider my Bead Journal Project 2011. have a look at what I have done with it.
    I would love to find some of your bird fabric next time i'm in the states.