July 22, 2012

Debra: TAST-U&D Buttonhole, Basque Stitch

Nothing earth-shattering from my needles; but at this point, something is better than nothing from me.  


The Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch along a bit of trim Connie gave me earlier in the summer.

My focal point embroidery came out a tad small so I filled some of the space with the Basque Stitch.

I thoroughly enjoyed both stitches and will be adding them to my Go To Stash immediately.

15 comments:

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

When I first looked at the picture I was reminded of a steam railway engine with your pink stitching being the rails. That would mean your machine was off the rails, but with all your ponderings of your Madonna Quilt over the last couple of weeks perhaps that would be appropriate! Great stitching and Fun block.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Whoa! I see pink! Glad you found a place to use the trim. It actually fits in nicely with the basque stitch.

Suztats said...

I like your focal point embroidery, and it looks as though it's dancing surrounded by the pink basque. Your UDB stitch is so subtle, I almost missed it, my attention having been caught by the frilly bit of the trim.

Cy said...

I like the sewing machine with it's echo in the background. Hope you don't let those words rule your heart though Debra.
I had the same thought as Carol about it being a train and tracks when I first saw it, then I remembered that your block theme is sewing related, haha.

ladyhawthorne said...

The pink & green is very striking together. I like both of these stitches too.

Debra Spincic said...

Oh, that's funny about the train illusion! See how valuable this whole process is for us-that idea never crossed my mind!

I also thought this stitch had a "zipper teeth" look to it.

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, thanks again for sending it to me!

Debra Spincic said...

I may shore it up a bit--it was the final hour when I stitched it!!

Debra Spincic said...

I'm never far from my machines, that you can believe!

Debra Spincic said...

When you see the whole block, there's alot of black too.

Judy S. said...

Glad you explained about the trim. My first thought was, "Wow, how did she do that one?" I liked both of these stitches, too. Cute sewing machine. What color is your real one?

Debra Spincic said...

I hesitate to tell you that it is cream with purple trim!

Debra Spincic said...

That trim is doable--we did that stitch in the Stitch 12 group--twisted, laced running stitch.

Barbara C said...

I liked these stitches too, especially the Basque stitch. It curves around your motif very nicely.

cq4fun said...

Perfect addition under your sewing machine motif! I had to look twice, too, to be sure that wasn't a train. =)