Anemone Block alternative stitching

Posted by Ruth on 2 February 2013 | 0 Comments
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Yesterday as I was adding the final stitching to my anemone block I was thinking how easy it would be to blanket stitch applique this flower. You could also make each petal a slightly different color if you wanted.

I decided to give it a try, the blanket stitch that is. I made one flower with a leaf, just see see how it looked. I was very pleased with the result.

I like to reduce the size of the blanket stitch for my applique. I think the default setting is way too large, but then, I'm usually working on smaller more detailed applique. Large blanket stitch would be fine for larger pieces.

Last year I did another blog post describing how to do the blanket stitch. I found the link for you, just in case you want more information on it: Blanket Stitch know how >>  It actually compares blanket stitch with free-motion soft-edge applique so check it out.

Maybe you want to stitch your Anemone using blanket stitch too, and if you don't care for doing the free-motion zigzag around the center, you can use blanket stitch there too. You might also add a few seed beads to give that irregular appearance. Let me know how it goes or send me a photo so I can share it with everyone.

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