Stitch Along December Challenge Week 1

Posted by Ruth on 28 November 2013 | 3 Comments
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Elvira Richardson has entered in some of the stitch along challenges. She sent a photo of her first challenge piece too so I wanted to share that with you. Here's a link back to our starting challenge just in case you cannot remember what it was about. I can't believe 6 months have gone by since then!

Elvira's sample challenge piece

These were Elvira's challenge points:

Week 1: Blue- sea and sky. Round, the octopus. Time, dawn sky. Plant, seaweed.

Week 2: Spin, stitched curves in waves. Flicker, silver thread in octopus and colour of fish. Free, free motion stitching (which is not very obvious in the photo) and of course the octopus and fish are free in the ocean.

Week 3: Cold: Fish and octopus are cold blooded and swim in deep cold water.

Week 4: Finishing, A pillow finishing with a rick-rack piping which I would normally never use.

Now we are ready to begin the December challenge. I hope you'll join me.

If you would like to share a photo, you can send it to me: info at (remove the spaces and change 'at' for @). If you blog, send me a link too so I can link back to you with your picture and remember to add a sentence or two about what you did.

Stitch Along Challenge for December: Week One rules

Think about what you have done over the past week and collect items to represent something done or achieved or anything you'd like to remember. For example, if you have been working on a quilt, you might collect small pieces of fabric from that quilt or if you were at the beach you might have beads and shells to represent that. Collect several fabrics and items or embellishments.

Use the tab provided in this pdf to make a memory tab of that occasion or achievement. Add your items and fabrics to the front side in any way you wish. Use a plain backing fabric and write what your tab represents on it. Layer these with batting and use some decorative finish to edge the tab - you might want to fuse the layers together. Add some form of hanger at the pointed end. A ring or ribbon will work, or anything you like.

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  • I love how she incorporated all the elements in her project. Very creative and a great imagination! I really like it!
    Robin. F

    Posted by ROBIN L FARLEY, 22/02/2017 10:23pm (5 years ago)

  • That's amazing she got every element in her quilt.'s very creative too. I really like it!
    Robin F

    Posted by ROBIN L FARLEY, 22/02/2017 10:22pm (5 years ago)

  • Elvira's sample challenge piece is absolutely wonderful!! Beautiful job!

    Posted by Karen, 22/02/2017 8:55pm (5 years ago)

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