Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts…
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THE NINE-PATCH BLOCK
In our quilt along, we are working on Block #5 this week, our NINE-PATCH block, and for most of us this was a nice simple block after the Hexie!
Sophie and Susan looked around several You Tube videos before deciding on the Colonial Knot to represent our Nine Patch blocks for Week 5.
A cousin to the French knot, the stitch is made by twisting the thread over top of the needle in a figure 8 method.
Susan (a right handeded sewist) enjoyed doing this stitch greatly! She thought it was easy to keep the tension, the stitches looked round and like uniform buttons.
Sophie (a lefty) had a hard time wrapping her head around the figure 8 pattern of the stitch, and ultimately decided on changing mid-way through to French Knots. Both stitches look fabulous and you should feel free to use them interchangeably.
We used 4 strands of floss to make our stitches and opted not to include the sashing squares in our sampler. We might look for another small stitch to add as our corner squares so stay tuned!
Here are some good resources:
Colonial Knot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmYvBZhUkrI
French Knot Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Cq24d5-8s&t=145s
Guide of Stitches So Far:
Week 1: Back Stitch with 3 strands and French Knots
Week 2: Granitos with 3 strands
Sashing: Stem Stitch with 3 strands
Week 3: Herringbone Stitch with either 6 or 4 strands [see above]
Week 4: Lazy Daisy Stitch and French Knots with 3 strands
Week 5: Colonial Knot [or French Knot] with 4 strands
HERE ARE SOME GREAT VIDEO RESOURCES FOR PREVIOUS STITCHES:
Granitos Stitch: Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=128&v=Cysb2KK29dA&feature=youtu.be
Herringbone Stitch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JyFBXtsO34&t=4s
Lazy Daisy (petal formation)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmYvBZhUkrI
Lazy Daisy (for connecting the petals)… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pYtAKpRlTM&t=8s
Each week we will share what stitches we have chosen and show you our progress and Sophie’s too!
Stitching samples and photos by Susan Vaughan.