The first log to be stitched will be the shortest log in the sampler and will be worked in the lightest shade of my minor color, blue. For me this is white.
Genny’s variation on the Scotch Stitch, below, is an interesting one, but just a bit too small (one thread) to fit evenly into the log. I remedied this situation by framing the Scotch Stitches with a row of Continental Stitches between the two rows and between the units. This is a technique which is easy to use to make stitches fit more easily in an area.
This variation is named for Genny Morrow. I found this variation on a small project of hers. Genny drew lots of inspiration from quilt designs. Her most famous project is Nova.
Stitches done this way are called ‘framed.’ The frame can be stitched in the same color or in a different color or thread. Using a different color draws more attention to the frame.
The individual units are Scotch Stitches made up of 11 stitches. The fourth, sixth and eighth stitches are split into two, as can be seen by the diagram.
Follow the Series On-line!
- Introduction, materials and outlining
- Corner Block
- Genny’s Scotch
- Double Brick & Straight Milanese
- Scottish Checker
- Point de Tresse
- Giant Elongated Diagonal Cashmere
- Laidwork (Junipero)
- Montmartre Stitch
- Double Smnyrna Cross Block
- Ming Stitch
- Patterned Threes
- Diagonal Shingle
Come back next week for the next part of the sampler!