Thursday, 9 June 2016

TAST Week Forty-Five: Portuguese Border Stitch

I thoroughly enjoyed learning this week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle. It is called 'Portuguese Border Stitch' and it is worked over a base of straight stitches which gives it a lovely raised look.  You can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.



I added another circle to my sampler using my favourite variegated silk thread and I am very pleased with the results.  This is not a difficult stitch to work but you do have to be very careful to keep your tension even and not pull the base stitches out of alignment.



I definitely think this stitch will be included in a future crazy quilt block!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Christine ,this looks so pretty ,I a, loving seeing your work well done :)

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    1. Thank you Shez! I really liked this stitch.... will be using it again soon! Christine x

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  2. Oh it is really beautiful! And the silk thread looks grea! I've never worked with silk thread, so might have to try this too.
    Have a wonderful weekend, hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I loved learning this stitch and I have plans to use it again soon! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! Christine x

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  3. Gorgeous! I just love how you placed it in the sampler! Happy stitching, Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! It was fun deciding where to put it! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  4. This is another really pretty stitch. I'm always curious to see how you will manage to work the stitches into your circle plan.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne.... I really enjoyed this stitch... think it will be featuring in a crazy quilt block in the future! Have a good weekend! Christine x

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  5. What a pretty stitch. It looks so pretty with the variegated thread.

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    1. Thank you Cathie! I enjoyed stitching it and I shall definitely be using it again! Christine x

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  6. Really lovely work,you are so clever...

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    1. Thank you Doti! I do love trying out the new stitches! Christine x

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