August 18, 2012

Judy ~ Pekinese Stitch TAST

Happily, this stitch gave me an alternative to making satin stitch hearts or backstitching all of them. Actually, I did do the backstitching as the foundation but at least the Pekinese part makes them look a little more interesting. This stitch probably looks better with perle cotton though. Was it my imagination, or is this stitch kind of like the cast on except on a foundation instead of a needle? No flowers anywhere for this Sue. :-)

12 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Yes it was similar. Great hearts on her bonnet, such a fashion conscious girl!

Judy S. said...

More hearts on her dress also.....

Suztats said...

I've heard of wearing one's heart on their sleeve....but not on their hat! lol! Still, Sue looks very smart! Nice way to use the pekinese stitch.

Debra Spincic said...

I must have missed something because the 2 stitches didn't seem similiar to me at all.

Cute idea with hearts. I love hearts.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Hearts, but no flowers! You got your hearts really neat. Its surprising looking at recent posts how different the same stitch looks.

Judy S. said...

Me, too. Any and all.

desertskyquilts said...

I love the hearts. It makes a great outline stitch. Her hat is quite stylish!

Peacock said...

I can see the connection between Pekinese and cast-on.. they are both formed with an E-wrap movement to the thread, but with the cast-on you're creating the e-wrap around one core thread, where with the Pekinese you're creating the e-wrap flattened through two back stitches. I hadn't ever thought of it that way, but now that you mention it, I can see how the connection could be made! :)
Cute hearts!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I'm missing the connection too, but I usually do. I experienced more similarities between the cast on and bullion. Love the hearts.

Judy S. said...

I noticed that also, especially in the tutorial video. It was the loopy part that seemed the same to me, just where you put them was different. Clear as mud, right?

Cy said...

We have all *gone loopy* but in our own special ways, lol.
Love the hearts Judy.
I'll be stitching a patchwork SBS sometime in the next couple of weeks as it's my quilt groups block of the month.

Barbara C said...

The Pekinese stitch makes a nice bold outline. Sue's looking good!