Week 48 of the #YearOfStitch : New England Stitch

Friends! Thank you for all your emails and messages. I am trying like hell to get through the year of stitch while it’s still 2015! If I don’t make it, don’t worry…I’ll still get you 52 stitches (even if it bleeds into 2016 a little). 

I have an announcement!  I’m turning the #YearOfStitch into a book! All of the stitches and tons of patterns in one spot for you and your friends. I’ll keep you updated on that but 2016 is all about the #YearOfStitch book. I hope that fills your stitcher hearts with joy. 

This weeks stitch is pretty darn special. I had the pleasure of spending time with a delightful fellow this week who has a phenomenal collection of antique and vintage quilts, weavings and embroidery pieces! I was totally inspired by a few of the unique stitches I encountered. I went looking for them on the good ole internet but didn’t find anything. 

So…. I took it upon myself to reverse engineer this one and name it. I’m calling it the New England stitch since the quilt is from New England (I worked hard on that name you guys ;)~

If you know this stitch hit me up with the actual name otherwise, it will forever be the New England stitch. 

Here’s the quilt:

(check out that feather stitch border too! Remember that one from week 5?!)

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Here’s the illustrated tutorial:

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Now for the photos which I think will be necessary to master this particular stitch:

8 across, 10 down

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I thought I would show you some variations as well.

Here it is using a cotton thread on a linen fabric:

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and a thick cotton thread on a burlap fabric:

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Happy Stitching My Friends!

xo

Shannon