Tuesday, 17 November 2015

TAST Week Nineteen: Bullion Knot

Week nineteen of the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle  is the bullion knot.  As usual, Sharon has posted a comprehensive tutorial describing how to work this stitch.




Here are some photos of the bullion knots that I have added to my sampler.




Bullion knot is not a new stitch to me and, as it is a very versatile stitch, I have used it on many occasions.  Here are some of my favourites......




Bullion knot roses from a block in my 'Le Jardin' quilt. (A free pattern from Red Brolly Designs).



Bullion knot buds decorating a vine on one of my CQJP blocks.



A bullion knot bee which also appears on one of my CQJP blocks.




I often use them to make the bodies for butterflies but, my very favourite example of all is this little hedgehog which appears on the BCQC block I made in Kathy Shaw's lovely online class.



It took lots of bullion knots to make him! 

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  1. Beautiful work, Christine and your little hedgehog looks so sweet!
    Hugs martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I really loved stitching that little hedgehog from the BCQC! Christine x

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  2. I can see that that is a very versatile and useful stitch. Love the sampler you're making!!

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    1. Thank you Sunny! It is fun just to add the new stitches at random! Christine x

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  3. So nice! The bullion knot is not easy to stitch!

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! It does take a bit of practice! Christine x

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  4. Very nice Christine. It really is versatile! The tutorial is so easy to follow. I've bookmarked her tutorials page. The top photo reminds me of funfetti. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! Sharon's tutorials are really great! I really love the texture of the bullion knots! Christine x

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  5. Den bullion knot finde ich eine tollen Stich und Deine Stickbilder sind alle wunderschön. Besonders gut gefällt mir der Igel.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I loved stitching that little hedgehog! Christine x

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  6. Hi Christine,what a beautiful stitch and one that i havent done before,thankyou for showing us your beautiful work xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I am enjoying adding stitches to the sampler each week! Christine x

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  7. Gorgeous stitching there Christine, I love bullion roses, I did them many years ago. That hedgehog is very sweet. Clever girl.

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I loved making that hedgehog! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  8. Bullion knots perfection. Your stitching is so neat. What do you plan to do with your sampler?

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I am not sure yet... I think I may stretch it over a canvas or frame it. Christine x

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  9. Wow--I think you have the bullion stitch down pat! The roses are beautiful, the bee is adorable, but that little hedgehog is awesome--I love him!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I love the little hedgehog too! He is one of my favourite things I have ever stitched! Christine x

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  10. Perfect bullions girl and such a cute hedgehog too!

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I enjoyed stitching them! Christine x

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  11. The little hedgehog is just the cutest xx

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    1. Thanks Janet! He is my favourite too! Chrissie x

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  12. I was making a little butterfly today and wish I had thought to use a bullion knot for his body - would have saved me some time!

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    1. Than k you Mary Anne! I always use them for things like that! Christine x

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  13. Wow! What a beautiful hedgehog! Your bullion stitches are great. I tried to do it ages ago but wasn't successful. I will look at that tutorial and try again I think after seeing yours. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I really love my hedgehog and he was a lot of fun to stitch! Christine x

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  14. I am liking the bullion knot stitch, so versatile I especially like the bullion knot roses and bee, soo sweet!

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    1. Thank you Ali! I really like this stitch and enjoyed adding it to the sampler! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  15. It is a versatile stitch. I love all the examples you posted. That hedgehog is such fun.

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    1. Thank you Kate! The hedgehog was really fun to make! Christine x

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  16. Love all your examples of bullion stitch Christine! It is a lovely stitch, especially for natural forms and such a nice texture. You are a very neat stitcher...I know from experience that the bullion stitch can be quite hard to keep neat and tidy!
    Have a lovely week.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I like stitching the bullion stitch and I love the texture it gives! Christine x

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  17. Everything is so beautiful, Christine! :)

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    1. Thank you Linda! I love this stitch! Christine x

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