March 17, 2012

Debra-TAST: Whipped Wheel and CQJP

I managed to get quite a bit done on my March Sewing themed block.  I started some regular seam treatments and also did the weekly TAST stitch of whipped wheels.  They were easy!  I was glad to have tried them.  I will build a button cluster grouping around them when I get all the embroidery done.  I like to add my embellishments last.


I used a sock knitting weight yarn and filled the middle with french knots.

Some of the other seam treatments




20 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Looking great!

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks! I'll be happy to see it looking done.

Judy S. said...

Nice! I'm wondering whether those wheels will work with embroidery floss.....

Debra Spincic said...

I don't see why not--any thread will just change the look of the wheel. If you wanted something delicate, you could use very fine threads. You will just have to go around your wheel more times to fill it up.

I saw in the Dorothy Bond's book some wheels done by only covering the top part of the spoke and then a lazy daisy or bead at the end. That idea appealed too.

NancyD said...

Debra,
I love those black flowers above the butterfly.
They look embroidered. Did you do them or were they part of the cloth? They look elegant and so perfect on this block. And as usual you zig zag application is so cute!
You wheels picture isn't all that clear. Did you put french knots in the middle or is that how the wrap turned out?

Debra Spincic said...

I tried several times to get a good pic of the wheels but just could not. The french knots are clustered in the middle. I added them to fill in the space.

I did the black flowers on my embroidery machine. Thanks, Nancy!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Yes, embroidery floss does work. That is what I used on mine.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I really like the black flowers too, and the butterflies. Your stitching looks great and I like the whipped wheel with the french knots in the center.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, Connie. I think a little more work and March's block will be done.

Judy S. said...

Did you use all 6 strands?

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I used 3 on most, 2 on the smaller ones and I think 4 on the tree.

Debra Spincic said...

Judy, why don't you experiment? These are very easy to stitch. I think I did all 3 in an hour.

cq4fun said...

Love your butterfly sparkly! The seams are so well done, and I really like the one done over the polka dot ribbon.

Debra Spincic said...

Michael's Craft Store had a bunch of those little stick-on butterflies in their $1 bins so I loaded up! They are really good for a touch of shine and small enough to sneak in.
The black & white floral ribbon is that craft ribbon they carry too.

jenclair said...

Beautiful seams, Debra!

Debra Spincic said...

Thank you, darlink!

Barbara C said...

Great choice to use the sock yarn. I forget sometimes that I have all this other fiber at hand.

Debra Spincic said...

At the beginning of each month, I go through everything I can think of for the color of the month and stock my supply basket that I keep at my desk. Then, I just pull out of my basket all month instead of looking around everywhere every time I sit down to stitch. It's been working very well for me and keeps the clutter at my desk to a minimum.

Suztats said...

This block is beautiful! I like the french knots in the whipped wheel center--it adds another texture to the whole look.
I forget sometimes to check my yarn stash. Thanks for the reminder.
Wonderful seam treatments.

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks--I had an idea last night as I was drifting off to sleep how to develop those whipped wheels into a little motif. I'll have a go maybe tonight.