Wednesday, 13 April 2016

TAST Week Thirty-Seven: Triangular Buttonhole Stitch

This week's new stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle was stitch thirty-seven, triangular buttonhole stitch. This stitch is from the blanket stitch family. Sharon has posted her usual, well written tutorial about it on her blog.


I really enjoyed stitching this sample.  I added two rows to one of the boxes on my sampler. The first I stitched one way and the second I stitched the other way up.  I used a variegated cotton perle thread number 8.



The perimeter of the box was stitched using a stem stitch and some variegated silk thread.




As well as stitching  my TAST samples this week I have also completed another lesson from the FMQ Craftsy class I am following.



That has also been a lot of fun although some of the stitching is a bit on the wobbly side! Funny how it is so much easier to free motion quilt in one direction than the other!



More practice definitely required but it is slowly improving!

18 comments:

  1. Love this stitch! Adds a great interest. And the machine quilting looks awesome to me!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I really enjoyed this stitch... will have to remember to use it on my next CQJP block! Christine x

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  2. Sehr gut ist dir der Buttonholestiche gelungen!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! It was fun to stitch! Christine x

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  3. hi Christine ,wow what a beautiful stitch that is and you are going so well with your FMQ,hope you have a good day my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It is great fun practising the FMQ and it is definitely getting better! Christine x

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  4. You are great on the machine quilting - I only do loop de loops - they used to look like cactus in the desert but are becoming much rounder loops now! That stitch so reminds me of sail boats!

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    1. Thank you! This was such a fun embroidery stitch... I think I may add it to my next crazy quilt block! The quilting definitely improves with lots of practice! Christine x

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    ich bewundere deinen Eifer mit dem du dich der Vollendung des Sticksamplers näherst. Aber deine Quiltereien sind für mich der absolute Hit, gefällt mir total gut!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I loved this embroidery stitch.... great fun and the FMQ is definitely improving with practice! Christine x

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  6. Another pretty stitch! I agree on the free motion quilting--one side of my feathers will look passable and the other side is very sad--lol!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I think it must be a left brain, right brain thing with the FMQ! Christine x

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  7. Pretty stitch to add to your lovely collection. Your FM quilting looks great , you should be very proud of your work .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I liked this stitch and I am practising hard at the FMQ.... I am very excited at how much it has improved with regular practise! Christine x

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  8. It's fun to see your practice pieces of FM - they look pretty fine to me! This week's stitch was a good one - wish I had thought of it when I was trying to do waves on my summer pillow!

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne.... there are some fabulous uses of the stitch on the FB page for TAST.... so inspirational! Christine x

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  9. Lovely, controlled stitching with your embroidery. That's one I keep wanting to use on my blocks, too. That direction thing is true on a longarm, too. =)

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    1. Thank you Susan! I really enjoy learning the new embroidery stitches! I'll keep practising with the FMQ! Christine x

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