Thursday, January 12, 2012

TAST Week 2 - Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch Sampler



Week two of TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) is complete. This week's stitch was the Buttonhole Stitch which is also known as Blanket Stitch because it is often used on blanket edgings. Again, these tags are made of Aida cloth and are about 6" x 10". I have added seam binding at the bottom, well, because I have a lot of it and never use it otherwise ~ lol. I only used embroidery floss, two threads, on this sampler and 11º beads in a couple of areas. The first week I used a variety of different colors, but I've decided to begin experimenting with color combinations. Obviously for this one I used turquoise and a golden brown. This is one of my favorite color combinations. So far I am really enjoying taking the time to explore the possibilities of each stitch. I am certain there will be some weeks with little experimentation - especially when I don't like the stitch for the week. Over 500 stitchers are participating in TAST this year and it is fun to see what is being done by others. You can find the TAST 2012 link on my sidebar.

11 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

What a fun sampler you are creating! Lots of uses for one little stitch!
Deb

shirley said...

Love that windmill Connie you have come up with great samples for using the stitch.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Nice! I really like the colour combination, the windmill and the wee butterfly. Looks great.

Suztats said...

Good stitching, Connie. still working on mine......

Marjolein said...

Yeah! It works ;)
You have made a lot of different things with the buttonhole stitch.
The wall and the shell shape next to it, are my favorites.

Dee D said...

re BJP 2012 question re software ---BeadTool4 is a beading program I recently bought for a Mac - not sure if it is available for a p.c. - I do like it.

Judy S. said...

Can't wait to see more of your pretty CQ blocks, Connie. Love the colors of your tag also. and of course the stitching!

scarlett clay said...

Love it! And what a nice larger size, too. This reminds me of samplers my mother used to work on. :)

~Scarlett

Lynn Stevens said...

Just darling! My Grandma used to make the most wonderful samplers!!
Wish I had them now~
Hugs Lynn

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Such a neat idea to do the TAST challenge on tags. Really like all the creative ways you've used with the buttonhole/blanket stitch, especially the butterfly!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Great variations on the stitch Connie. Adore your idea of creating tags!