This is definitely a 'keeper' stitch. Your colors look like they would be so much fun to work with. I like your double row in the ziggy-zaggy pattern. It really fills the area and gives it substance.
Great zig-zags, Debra. What kind of thread did you use to make the twisted chain show up so well? Mine ended up looking like a knot.
I had a (thrifted) bag of crewel wool probably left from some 1970s kit that I decided to dip into and work with the wool lengths. I like the change of texture very much.I was trying to expand on the V stitch (arrowhead) stacked idea from our Stitch Explorations for this butterfly chain lesson.
Look at Connie's comment--I think we were typing at the same time!
or have we all been together so long we are thinking alike? Hmmm?
Thank goodness the days of synchronized periods are over!
LOL, amen to that!
There're some kits like that around here, too--somewhere. Oh, those good intentions!
I saw this kit yesterday (while thrifting) of designs to paint. They were brown outlines printed on a lineny type fabric. It made me think that if you had enough of a type (that didn't have numbers on the fabric) that you could use them as patchwork block fillers as is. As long as the printed line would be permanent, it would look like a faux bluework design. No one says you absolutely have to embroider the designs. It might be a fun idea (or not!)
That would be interesting to see. I like to see that done with fabric.
Not at my house. Over for me but I still have two daughters.... once a month it's the week from hell.
BTW I love orange and yellow together although I know a lot of people do not. I've been working on a little quilt for the AAQI that is yellow & orange.It is so cheery.
That was one advantage of having all boys!
Takes me right back to my 70s roots--you ,too, I am sure.
After I was done with this, I had a thought that the chain part would be a clever decorative way to embellish a row of beads. Just replace the straight stitches with a long bead.
Bright and cheery just like Summer which seems to be here now. The bead idea sounds great.
"Orange and lemons say the bells of St Clements " I really like the idea of the double row of butterfly.
I see you liked that version, too! Looks good in the double row, and very nice on that background, too.
. . . even if it is orange!
Thanks, yes, I think my days of sitting on the back porch stitching may be numbered.
I was ignoring that, 'cause, you know, it isn't mine. =)
That looks so good, Debra! The orange and yellow is very cheery, and I like the play of the diagonals behind the zig-zags.
That is a nice bold seam treatment Debra. And I'm another fan of the yellow & orange colour scheme, especially when a bright pink is added to the mix.
I really like the zigzag effect!
I'd really be interested in seeing how your idea of butterfly chaining over long-bead straight stitches works out. I wonder how much different it would be since the beads wouldn't bend in the middle like the straight stitches do! It might turn out really interesting.
I like the zig-zagging butterfly chain. I like the way the binding stitch catches just the top or just the bottom of the grouping of straight stitches. Also like the way you repeated the line to make it bolder.
Thanks one and all! I think we've seen how versatile this stitch is for our embroidery work. A very good one to add to the Stitch Stash.
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