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.

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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!

5 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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*

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  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!

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  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.
    http://blissfulcrafter.blogspot.com/2011/07/june-bjp-2011.html
    I would love to find some of your bird fabric next time i'm in the states.
    Analisa

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