October 28, 2012

Debra: TAST- Buttonhole Wheel Cups/Fans

I liked Carol's fan idea for the inner patch border so decided to try my hand at it as a Buttonhole Wheel Fan. It works well with the other side of my patch that has the Hedebo Edging. So, overall, a good experiment. You do need to pay attention to the way the threads lay down so there aren't any twists (unlike mine).  I like the way the detached buttonhole gives the edge a little more prominence. I'll be using this stitch again!


11 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Looks great! I love this section and the color repeat you have with the swirl fabric, the button.bead flowers and the curvy stitching line with knotted flowers. It just flows so excellently.

Judy S. said...

Angela's right, this is some really pretty stitching! Those little flower buttons look good enough to eat. Love the center enhanced chain, and the swirly fabric eye caught my eye immediately. The buttonhole wheel is very versatile, isn't it? It sure looks nicer with thicker thread! Now what I need to know is, were you really chained down to do this???

Debra Spincic said...

I had Wes install a really heavy magnet to my desk. I've started wearing metal pants! ROFLOL!

Those little flower buttons were the beads on a little girl's bracelet. The swirly fabric is some silk remnants from a vendor at the Houston show a few years ago. I've been saving them but decided to start using them. They are really pretty.

Debra Spincic said...

. . . . and it doesn't hurt that it is purple!! *wink*

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Love how you've echoed the fabric colours in your choice of threads and buttons and the centre chain is particularly attractive. A really great section of your block.

Suztats said...

I love your center stitching with the flowers and the chain. Looks like the variegated thread repeats in the long and short stitched treatment, too. Must be a purple haze going on.....but your buttonhole wheel fans look wonderful!

Debra Spincic said...

I used the little thread ends laying on my desk for the pistil stitches on the chain stitches. Good way to use them!

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks! Inspired by you!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You snuck this one in without me seeing it...ignore my comment about your missing block :-]

This was a fun stitch. I like the added texture you get with it too. It really works great along your border here.

Cy said...

Lovely BWC's, and yes, this stitch does need some practice to stop the thread twist thing happening.
Hope you are having a great time at the quilt show.

cq4fun said...

I like the buttonhole wheels. That edge is really an interest grabber.