November 10, 2012

Susan: Border Progress

About 2/3 done and another 5 days. Too bad I can't work every day on this!
This seam is my favorite find of the week:
This came from Ensamplario Atlantio Blackwork Filling Collection. It's #185.

10 comments:

Judy S. said...

Glad you didn't do them in black cuz they're so pretty this way! I love the buttonhole circles with the flowers in their centers. I am so anxious to see the whole thing with its borders.

Debra Spincic said...

Totally love the old fashioned looking buttonhole circles with the little flowers.

I think the woven picots would be pretty on your piece. Maybe you could do them on a small, dainty scale with fine thread.

ladyhawthorne said...

I'll add my 2¢ for the circles with flowers, it appeals to me love of vintage linens. Love blackwork too and working it on the gingham looks great!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

I agree, the buttonhole circles look so attractive coming off your seam as do the blackwork stitching - everything flows.

Susan said...

And maybe not. =) I have one more section to do on the first one. No telling what will be on there. I only have two weeks for each border, so I'm not doing much that requires a learning curve.

cq4fun said...

Thanks for your comments. I enjoyed doing those buttonhole curves and making the rosettes. I'm going to add beads to the blackwork, too.

Debra Spincic said...

They are very easy. I thought they were going to be hard but they are one of the easiest stitches we've done.

Suztats said...

The blackwork stitch is really nice and adds a lot of movement. Add me to the 'buttonhole circles fan list'. I like the way the BHCs echo the shape of the lace.

cq4fun said...

That is serendipity. I didn't even think about it. =) Thanks!

Cy said...

Some very interesting designs here Susan. I love the addition of the rosettes. I wish that strip of fabric was longer so that there were more BHC's to see =)
It's looking a lovely block so far. Fabulous stitching.