For the last 20 months or so I have had strips of embroidered fabric accumulate on my design wall. As I stitch sections of my sampler it goes up on my design wall so I can live with it for a while but I decided that it was time to take them all down, piece them together and add them to my band sampler. I am giving a design and stitch workshop next week and plan to take it with me.
As you can see the sampler zig-zags over the table. This really is a case of blogging influencing what I do. It is not so much that I have stitched in order to blog but every second day I write about a band on my big long sampler and I have been doing this steadily over the last 20 months.
What this process of blogging means is that the sampler is constantly fore grounded in my thoughts. I have quite naturally, I think picked it up more than I normally would do. I did not realise just how much it had been in my hands until I pieced it together. I am sure without writing constantly about it I would not have stitched so much!
How long is it now?
74ft 8 inches or 24.8 yards
2275 cm or 22.75 meters
Which ever way you measure it that is long! It still fits easily in a suitcase and as a teaching aid I think works well.
Next week apart from TAST and my regular posts about the sampler and crazy quilting details I will not be doing lot here. It will be a busy week for as I will be flying up to Queensland to give a 2 day workshop.
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.