Monday, January 16, 2012

TAST - Week 2 (Buttonhole Stitch)

As much as I wanted to continue doing this block all in fly stitch, I decided I would get hopelessly behind if I didn't move on to the second week and do some buttonhole stitch.  I didn't get a whole lot done but did try some variations of the stitch that were new to me so I think I did all right in the spirit of the challenge.

The first seam I added was a Double Buttonhole Stitch - simple but effective. 

I used blue silk to make a simple buttonhole stitch of staggered heights and then wrapped the base in red thread.  Never thought of wrapping buttonhole stitch before!

This one is a Crossed Buttonhole Stitch which was a tiny bit mind bending for me.

Two for one!  At the bottom is another buttonhole stitch of staggered heights and at the top is a closed buttonhole stitch.

The inspiration for all these variations came from Sarah Whittle's wonderful website - check it out!  Also, you can check out the guidelines for Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) Challenge here.


bluemuf said...

Nice stitching


Arlene White said...

Kerry, the block is looking great, with Feather stitch for week 3, this will get filled up quickly.

Suztats said...

Lookin' good!

Juli said...

What a great block Kerry (wink). This is going to turn out great!

Linda @Sweet Studio Slippers said...

I love the dandelion (is that what it's called?) are your fly stitches (open ended) pointing toward the center? I would like to try this. Very cute!