July 29, 2012

Deborah - Catching Up

Lots of catching up to do today. I can't really get close ups because my good camera hasn't been repaired.

Below, if you can see it, is the bonnet stitch, on the seam. 



 Here is the basque worked into a flower. The center consists of french knots, oyster and bullion stitches.



The flower below is the oyster stitch

Just below the flower is the up and down buttonhole.

I think ifyou click on the photo, you'll get a better view.

That should catch me up. I'll post more on my blog.



11 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Really good progress, Deborah! Sweet flowers with the latest stitches too which is perfect for your quilt's theme.

ladyhawthorne said...

All your stitching looks great. I really like that oyster stitch flower, the thread colors are so pretty.

Suztats said...

I like that thread on the oyster stitch flower, too. The basque flower is nice, too. All the stitching looks great!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I am in love with the variegated perle cotton thread. I got that at Red Hen Fabrics, my quilt shop. I rarely buy fabric any more but they recently got some beautiful embroidery thread. The regular cotton thread is not DMC,but Sullivan and is much finer than DMC, and they have beautiful variegated colors.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I have one more block before I start on the center block. Remember back in January when I said oh well,there's plenty of time to worry about that?

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thanks, I like the way it's shaping up.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thank you! It's all rather impromptu but it works for me.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thanks so much Suz. I don't plan anything and maybe it shows; this has been a real learning experience but a fun one.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Your pretty flowers showcase that lovely variegated thread. The bloom with the French knots, basque AND bullion is ab fab, so much texture I can touch it from here. Great catch-up.

Cy said...

I love both your Basque flower and the Oyster flowers. Lovely block full of interesting stitches, and I like the chevron stitched ribbon around the photo of Aunt Peggy.

cq4fun said...

I love that you mixed he Oyster stitching in the middle of that basque flower. Great idea! I look forward to seeing this whole block all together.