Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Fly stitch

Keeping in mind this is the first time I've used the Fly stitch for quilting....Here's my back - I only go through all layers with one stitch - the rest I travel through my layer about a needle's length although you can tell I'm not completely consistent with my spacing - I'll get better with practice.

This is the point I go through all my layers - when I'm making the (R) part of the stitch as shown with the needle in the diagram below. I stay between the layers when making the small holding stitch and come up on the (L) side of a new stitch - all without going through my layers.

Does that make any sense??

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floribunda said...

thanks, Mary! I've gotta try this out.

Tanya said...

I've never tried this either though I think I've seen it on an old comfortor we once had. Looks lovely!

Clare said...

I think this could be the answer to my prayers. Thanks for linking to the tutorial.

mamaspark said...

This is really cool! I just may have to try it. I have to figure out how you did it first though, lol. Did you use perle cotton?

ROZ said...

I'm just learning about this! It look like a fun way to quilt. I can't wait to try it out.