May 6, 2012

Carol - TAST Crossed Buttonhole Stitch

Sarah's travels take her to INDIA - land of  historic sights and culture.

May
Naked block - colours Yellow and Purple


Once I got the hang of it quite liked Crossed Buttonhole
worked in perle 5 and detached chain perle 8
Fingers itching to bead!!

 

32 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Wonderful interpretation of the stitch! Yes, I can see that India is going to want alot of sparkly beads! Pretty, rich colors in your fabrics too.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Opulent is definitely the word!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This is going to be another wonderful block. I really like your crossed buttonhole stitch over the ribbon along with the detached chain. You all are going to make me like this stitch yet...if I ever get my supplies back.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Also, with purple you can't possibly go wrong in my mind.

Judy S. said...

That Sarah sure gets around! Very nice stitching and in the colors of our WA Huskies no less. Now that you're in India, you'll surely have to check out those Shisha mirrors. You'll have fun embellishing this block, that's for sure!

Debra Spincic said...

And my first thought was, "Boy, that's alot of purple!" LOL! (we have such fun in this group!)

Debra Spincic said...

Not sure how I am going to make it through 3 months of purple (via my color wheel plan). Maybe I will come away with a new appreciation for the color!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Understand long long ago purple was the most expensive colour to dye and perhaps that is why is was associated with royalty.

At least I shall be pleasing some of our group if only for the WA Huskies.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Wish I could take a very quick course on Shisha mirrors as they must surely be represented.

Debra Spincic said...

I see a lot of purple down my way with Mardi Gras, It's all about opulence and royalty too. Have you ever been to India?

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I would really love to go to India but Rod's not keen.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Your slightest wish Carol. Here is a tutorial on Anita's blog:
http://artisticfingers.blogspot.com/2012/02/sisha-stitch-tutorial.html I was going to try to attach something other than a mirror to one of my blocks following her tutorial. It doesn't look horribly complicated, but then I haven't tried it yet.

Debra Spincic said...

Didn't we have a link last week or so? I think it would be easy enough to do on your own--basically, it's the buttonhole stitch.

Easy Sisha Embroidery Tutorial

If you want, I'll do some this month on my block too. Anyone else want to try the sisha embroidey?

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Debra, we must have both posted simultaneously because I got an error but then my comment was posted. We are both quick to help
;-D

Debra Spincic said...

Funny, got the same reaction from Wes. Maybe we should meet up there.

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, me too. That is why I have staggered posting for the entries because I have had that problem in previous groups and people get upset when they write their post and get bumped.

Debra Spincic said...

I think it is called "enabling" but I'm not sure! LOL.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Thanks Connie for the link.

Thanks Debra for yours also. Please count me in if we're having a group Shisha experience. We're all going to Shisha, sounds like a dance.

Debra Spincic said...

I just looked at both links & they are different. I'll give them both a try and see how the results look. It's all about learning, right?

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Some learning curve!

ladyhawthorne said...

Ooooh this is going to be my favorite block I think. Not the least reason is that purple is my favorite color.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I think the purples have it!

Cy said...

Oh boy! such inspiration in a group stitch project. I'm in with the Shisha dancing.

Cy said...

Love that India travel poster in the middle of your naked block Carol. Perfect match for this colour scheme.

I like your combination seam treatment of crossed buttonhole and detached chain. I can see this seam growing into a beauty.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I would like to try this...maybe something fairly simple. Probably no Shisha tree. But then, you never know.

Suztats said...

I LOVE the purple. And yellow for the sun and heat of India? Or for the curry?

Suztats said...

Mirror Mirror on my block........

Suztats said...

a Shisha star, Connie?

Peacock said...

Purple and gold are my university alumni colors! heh. I love what you did with the crossed buttonhole stitch and detached chain flower buds!This is going to be a very fun quilt block to watch progress!

Peacock said...

I would totally be up for a Stitcher's trip through India!! :)

jenclair said...

This is going to be another exciting block. Love the crossed button hole and chain stitch combo!

cq4fun said...

Very pretty seam! I love that it's India, and I look forward to seeing everything that you put on this block! The silkie in the center is great!