Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Lowly Blanket Stitch

I'm finding the older I get the greater my need for instant gratification. My patience level is not what it used to be. I will always have to utmost respect for the Mirella A's, Martha B's and Kris C's that have mastered pulled thread work but sometimes I just need something quick and easy. I've been playing around with the 'anyone can do it' blanket stitch and am quite pleased with the results. You can stitch one of these blanket stitch flowers in about ten minutes and it gives you a huge sense of accomplishment. Base fabric is Australian Doctor's flannel, thread is three strands DMC, and background print is (my personal weakness) Liberty Tana Lawn. Finished project will have to be a surprise.


  1. You make the "lowly" blanket stitch look pretty darn good if you ask me! I can't get my circles that round to save my life.

  2. Too sweet. And of course matches the fabric perfectly!

  3. Gail...what fabric/name is that one if you know...I have had a few ask me if it is available!! And blanket stitch is so lovely...I have to remember how each time!! Karin

  4. Love the little outfit in Dec2013/Jan 2014 Issue of Sew Beautiful! I have a little wrap jacket pattern and looking for an idea of what to do with it! In the mood to do a little embroidery, so this is just the thing for my little granddaughter. Thanks so much for the inspiration!


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