Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Buttonhole border

Today I couldn't decide if I should do some embroidery for TAST 2012 or draw a zentangle for the challenge at I am the diva. I ended up stitching a border inspired by Undine, Laura's new tangle pattern. My border is made of 2 mirrored rows of buttonhole stitches with cross stitches between them. I like the little bowties! I made a selection of older experiments with buttonhole stitch. The first one is a CQ seam on block 10 of my Crazy Monday quilt. It's made of 2 mirrored rows of buttonhole stitches, needlewoven with a golden thread.
Another CQ seam, this one is on block 13 of my Crazy Monday quilt. I couched some organza ribbon with a buttonhole stitch and decorated it with French knots.
This is a detail of my stitchery Hoera Quiltweer, designed by Anke. Here the buttonhole stitch is used to edge the clouds.
My last example is an ATC I made for a black and white swap. I used the buttonhole stitch to alter the fabric.
I wrote about my buttonhole sampler for TAST 2007 here. My buttonhole stitch file sampler is here.

9 comments:

  1. Very cool. I love the variety - the possibilities seem endless!

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  2. Wow, the black and white is really striking -- the stitches do a lot of work visually on that piece!

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  3. Oh, I like you samples, especially the non-traditional ones, like the black white and the Hoera Quiltweer

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  4. Beutiful variations. I love them all.

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  5. I like your variations, especially this in black and white

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  6. I've been inspired for years by your works. My favourite here is block 13-CM quilt because I've not seen this variation -closely followed by the beautiful black/white.

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  7. I like the needlewoven BH the best!

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