My March Stitch Along week 1

Posted by Ruth on 5 March 2017 | 7 Comments


It is so much fun getting back into my series of Stitch Along projects. If you missed the rules for March, check back to last week's post: March Stitch Along Week 1 rules

I have plenty of neutral fabrics to select from so this part was very easy. I had initially thought I'd select blacks, greys and white...

neutral fabrics - black, grey and white

but then changed my mind and decided to go with just black and white fabrics. I get a variety of tones by selecting fabrics with different amounts of black - the more black, the darker it becomes.

black and white fabrics

Since I moved recently my scrap pile is about zero so I cut (free-form rotary) the ends of larger pieces to neatened them thus leaving myself with scrap strips - that works!

black and white scrips cut free form

For my contrast, I decided to select red. I have two red fabrics I'd like to use - well either one. One is red with black and the other is red with white. I'm not quite sure which to choose yet, but I'm leaning toward the white.

red fabric auditioned with black and white fabrics

I managed to find a number of threads to work with - some cotton and some shiny rayon. I'm not sure if the dark grey will make it to the sewing machine but I included it anyway, just in case.

red black white grey threads

So far I have only free-form cut the strips. I may cut those down into squares and triangles - we'll see... and I still need to decide on the red fabric. Which would you choose - the red/black or the red/white? Let me know in the comments section below.

PS: After you have written your choice below, go check out Jennifer Houlden's blog post. She is joining in the fun this month.

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  • Red and white

    Posted by Barbara frohne, 11/03/2017 7:56pm (1 year ago)

  • Wonderful Susan, I hope you do. I look forward to hearing more.

    Posted by Ruth, 07/03/2017 5:35pm (1 year ago)

  • I think I am going to do this. I do not have many neutrals, though, and my stash is rather small since I donated a bunch a week ago. I am a week late but I will catch up!

    Posted by Susan, 07/03/2017 3:34pm (1 year ago)

  • I vote for the red and white

    Posted by Anita Eaton, 07/03/2017 11:25am (1 year ago)

  • I like the red white. It gives more movement and life to the bunch.

    Posted by ann wilson, 07/03/2017 8:43am (1 year ago)

  • I like the red and white best

    Posted by Lorraine, 06/03/2017 7:35pm (1 year ago)

  • The red and white looks good.

    Posted by Noela Craft, 06/03/2017 6:13pm (1 year ago)

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