This stitch is a very pretty edging stitch but it is a stitch which needs you to pay a lot of attention to your thread tension as you are working it. I added a line to my sampler and I worked it in blue perle cotton (8) thread. I added 3mm seed beads in a blue colour also.
The stitch is worked over a series of long and short cross stitches which are then woven using an up and down buttonhole stitch technique. It took me a little while to establish the correct rhythm to successfully work the stitch but, I think the results were worth it! You can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.
For those of you who read my blog regularly, you will know that I have really been working hard to improve my free motion quilting and, I always take every opportunity to practise. One of the blogs I follow which has lots of FMQ information and tutorials is 'The Inbox Jaunt' by Lori Kennedy. From time to time she hosts a quilt-a-long which is always fun to join in with. I thought you might like to know that a new one is about to start. I will certainly be joining in with the fun. Here is the link to the first quilt-a-long post. Hope you join in and have some fun too!
That's a pretty stitch. I like the addition of the beads too. Thanks for the link to the tutorial!ReplyDelete
Very pretty but looks complicated!ReplyDelete
I hadn't seen this stitch before, Christine. It looks very effective, especially with the pretty beads!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the link, and also for telling us about Lori's SAL .... as always very useful tips from Lori!
Looks quite a complicated stitch, but very pretty and would make a lovely edge. xxReplyDelete
Thanks Janet.... it was fiddly to stitch but worth the effort! Chrissie xDelete
I love this beaded stitch!ReplyDelete
Thank you Darlene... it was a fun stitch to learn! Christine xDelete
Another stitch I hadn't seen before - too many stitches, too little time!!ReplyDelete
man sieht diesen Stich nicht an das er doch einiges an können abverlangt, er wirkt einfach bezaubernd leicht!
Very pretty stitch Christine - I love the blue thread and the blue bead.ReplyDelete
I look forward to seeing your FMQ on the quilt-along.
That is a gorgeous stitch but sounds rather challenging . You did a fantastic job !ReplyDelete
This looks a very pretty stitch...though complicated! Love the blue thread and blue beads so much!ReplyDelete
Another beautiful stitch - love the added beads!ReplyDelete