March 4, 2012

Deborah: TAST Week 9: Couching

Hey, I made the deadline this week.

I did some couching on my CQ Block 2:

I used regular embroidery floss to couch some No. 5 perle cotton which really did not show up as much as I thought it would. I plan to dress up a little more with beads...eventually. :-)
You can also see some of the details I've added on the photo tothe left. I love the way that turned out but it was time consuming. Check my blog for more pictures.


Here I've used the herringbone stitch in pink no. 5 perle over 1/8 ribbon


More herringbone using embroidery floss over 3/8" ribbon. This is a new AAQI quilt hopefully for March. Not my usual colors but I love them - a nice change from the CQ.

I did more work on the cq block this weekend. I am happy with the direction it's taking. 

10 comments:

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I'm not usually an 'orange' person, but I like your latest creation. The couching over the ribbon is very nice. Your block is coming along so nicely.

Debra Spincic said...

Looks like a respectable amount of stitching to me!

Barbara C said...

Very nice the way the orange stripes go in both directions.

Suztats said...

I like couching over ribbons, and yours looks great! I like the last pic where the stripes are horizontal and vertical, and then the couching brings in the diagonals. Lots of movement for the eye here.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Yeah - I'm not much for orange either but these were so bright and cheerful I thought they'd make a good AAQI piece. I've got to work on the corners of the ribbons - it's difficult to get them to match up if that's the word. But maybe that's what buttons are for!

ladyhawthorne said...

Very cheerful and some great stitching!

Judy S. said...

Love the couched ribbon with the detached chain flowers! On to your blog to see more.......

cq4fun said...

I like the two colors of green with the red next to it to shadow the curvy shape. Are the little pink flowers French knots from a fat thread? They are so cute!

jenclair said...

I need to try couching over ribbon--such a nice effect!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Yes, three strands of embroidery floss. One in each space. The trim is kind of a faux crochet from the linens I used.