September 15, 2012

Debra: Pistil Stitch


September's block is navy blue and will have a victorian feel to it.  I'm not sure who will be stitching that victorian feel but maybe I can pull someone in off the street to do it.  It seems that handwork has severely dropped down on my list of personal activities.  The pendulum needs to swing back into its favor.  I have been seriously working on some obligated quilts (machine work) that are now under control (drop by my blog for photos) so expect to return to the slower handwork.

My plans are to embroider the seams in various whites & do a pretty button cluster or two.  I thought about doing a pistil "flower" around the individual big buttons but now am second guessing myself.  Maybe this afternoon.

Edited--here's my Pistil stitch--I like this very much and can see it again on future blocks. 


Tied Herringbone with a Pistil stitch in the V
I used perle cotton and a strand of crewel yarn (for the tie and pistil)

17 comments:

Suztats said...

Love that little embroidery! Is the background white? It looks a nice cream on my monitor.
I think pistilled (is that a word? It should be, if it isn't)button flowers would be cute.

Debra Spincic said...

It's kind of a nice creamy white linen.

I have to sit down and think about the spacing with the buttons and the arm of the pistils. I think it could be very nice, though.

ladyhawthorne said...

Love that golden thimble! With the dark background this should be a very striking block.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

It's a lovely embroidered panel and very smart next to your navy block. Pistils and buttons seem a great combination, hope you have a go as it would be interesting to see how that would work. Must feel really strange doing handwork after your gorgeous quilts, but they do say a change is as good as a rest, you'll have to let us know if the saying is true!

Judy S. said...

You must have the world's best stash of machine embroidery patterns! How's your shoulder doing now?

Debra Spincic said...

Great, no complaints.



I haven't bought any in about 6 or 8 months--decided it was time to get what I had purchased stitched.

Debra Spincic said...

All it would take is sitting down and stitching. I just keep procrastinating!

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks, my goal has been to try different ideas each month so hopefully, the blocks are not too crazy when assembled.

desertskyquilts said...

I like that button trail just as you've laid it out, and I hope that's how it gets stitched, with or without the pistil stitch!

Debra Spincic said...

Prolly will-not feeling too imaginative lately.

Barbara C said...

Yes, the button trail is great, and I love the dramatic navy, yellow and white. This block should give you a bit of a break since the motif seems to take up a lot of the block.

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, there was method to my madness!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

The navy with white/ivory should be very striking. You are getting closer to lavender/purple...yay! This is such a nice decal, especially with the scrolly thimble. I like how you have used the pistil stitch.

I decided to catch up on what you ladies are up to. I started with the most recent post (as of this writing). Everyone is creating such lovely stitches. Personally, I am feeling burned out (or maybe bored) with TAST trees at the moment and I think it shows on my stitching this week. Hopefully I will get a second wind soon. Hope you are healing quickly.

Debra Spincic said...

Always a pleasure having you comment, Connie. We seem to be plugging along. The end feels dangerously close!

Cy said...

You get the Golden Thimble award this week Debra. Your golden thimble is the most beautiful one I have ever seen.... I want.....
Definitely a Victorian feel to this block. Love it, and hope you stop that procrastinating and get it stitched soon because I want to see it completed.
I love that blue lace btw.

Debra Spincic said...

Oh you know me, never met a deadline I felt I could miss. I'll be sitting pretty come the end of the month!

Peacock said...

I love the arc of buttons on the left. :) The Victorian aesthetic is one of my favorites.