April 15, 2012

Mary-Frances: Just the beginning of the satin stitch

Wow, this has NOT been a good stitching month so far – however, I’m signed up to take a class next Saturday and I have several new projects/ideas in the wings.
This first one is a simple daisy embellished dishtowel – even though it’s just started, I thought I’d show of the beginning of my satin stitch – I usually use a split stitch to outline first.

This is the next task, I’m going to add this butterfly to my crazy quilt butterfly block – but more pictures on that later! I got the pattern from “French Knots” – where there’s a ton of awesome embroidery transfers!

14 comments:

Judy S. said...

Cool butterfly! Thanks for the link!

Barbara C said...

What a great butterfly! I always forget to outline before I satin stitch, though I like the finished look of a padded satin stitch a lot.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I never knew you were to outline before doing a satin stitch, or even thought about it, until the Chikan class. The butterfly is going to work up so beautifully!

Suztats said...

I never outlined before I did the satin stitch, but I'd often do it afterwards, to hide those uneven bits....... ;-o......That butterfly will be fab! Thanks for the link.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Wonderful butterfly, thanks for the link

Debra Spincic said...

I must have dozed off when the instructor explained to outline stitch your satin stitch. Next time wake me up!

NancyD said...

Ohhhhhh,
This butterfly transfer is wonderful.
I'm off to visit that web site.
Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Frances Main said...

Thanks! I don't think you have to! But it really really helps me follow "inside the lines" - ha ha!

Mary-Frances Main said...

Interesting idea - what stitch do you use afterward?

jenclair said...

What an unusual and cool butterfly! Thanks for the link!

Cy said...

I look forward to seeing your tea-towel project developing. The lovely bright colours you are using will be sure to brighten up any kitchen.

Thank you for showing the butterfly idea. I'm on the lookout for new ways to stitch butterflies for the central patch on each of my cq blocks.

cq4fun said...

I like the butterfly pattern, thanks for the link. Thanks for settling for me the question I always have, too. Outline first or after? =)

Debra Spincic said...

This butterfly looks very much like the one Maureen G used in her monthly CQJP block:
http://www.cqjp2012.blogspot.com/2012/04/maureen-g-ct-usa.html

Very interesting butterfly when stitched!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Gorgeous butterfly on Maureen's blogspot.