September 15, 2012

Susan: Pistil Stitch

I want to apologize for not commenting on everyone's blogs the last couple of weeks. It isn't lack of desire, just time. The work being done is beautiful and deserves thoughtful comments.

This butterfly was given to me by a friend, and I decided the quilt needed one more, going with odd numbers for balance. This is my pistil stitch, and there will be some beadwork on the butterfly body, but no time today!


13 comments:

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

A beautiful butterfly and for a moment thought you had pistil stitched the wings! A perfect motif for this month.

Debra Spincic said...

I agree, pretty butterfly; and so many ways it could be embellished.

ladyhawthorne said...

Very ethereal at the moment, I like the green beads!

desertskyquilts said...

I did! Pistil stitching ON the wings, at least.

desertskyquilts said...

French knots and pistil stitching! No beads on there yet. The green thread is Valdani varigated, one in 12 and one in 8. There will be beads later.

Judy S. said...

Love that butterfly! It sure looks like green beads on the ends of its antennae? Your pistil stitches blend in very well and almost look like they were always there! Can't wait to see the fairy better.

desertskyquilts said...

Oh, yes, the two beads are green, you're right. I didn't even think about them. They are so large, I spaced them. LOL. I think of beads as little things. I don't know what those big things are! From the same friend who sent the butterfly.

desertskyquilts said...

Apologies, there are two beads! Read explanation below. =)

Suztats said...

This is very dainty pistil stitching! The butterfly looks airy and delicate, and your stitches work very well in the design.

Barbara C said...

You added a nice detail. Very subtle.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love the butterfly. I can't wait to see what you do with beads added!

Cy said...

Every fairy should have a butterfly friend, they go together so well.
This butterfly is gorgeous, and your pistil stitches are a great addition. There is so much you could do to embellish it. Can't wait to see more next week.

Peacock said...

I love the subtle elegance your pistil stitch makes for this lace butterfly.