Monday, January 16, 2012
TAST Week 2: Buttonhole Stitch
This week I used buttonhole stitch as the foundation for this seam treatment. From this angle you can see how the buttonhole stitch forms the stems for the blue and pink flowers. The blue flowers are French knots, and the pink ones are Lazy Daisy and French knot combinations. The leaves are Lazy Daisy stitches.
Here you can see the trim in its right-side-up orientation. I like the way the flowers are growing in both directions of the seam. At the bottom of the picture you can see part of my feather stitch and buttons seam treatment. I found a package of tiny buttons at JoAnn Fabric in a coordinating colorway that I'm going to use throughout this piece.
I've also added some wheat to one patch, and I've got a hummingbird positioned that I hope to embroider this week. The outline is from an Aunt Martha embroidery transfer.
This week is the first week of school. We'll see how much time I have to stitch now that I'm back to work.