Wednesday 10 May 2017

Another week... another stitch.... week 82: Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

This week's stitch (week 82) for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is the Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch and you can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.

I really like this family of stitches, so I really enjoyed adding a line of this variation to my sampler. I used variegated cotton perle (8) thread.

I have been busy this week, so I have not had much time to sew or to read blog posts, so I am sorry if I haven't had the chance to visit you!

I did manage to find the time to audition some fabrics for my version of Lori Kennedy's Spring Quilt-A-Long quilt. Lori published week two of the challenge yesterday, so there is still time to join in if you would like to.

My finished top is all ready for the next step now..... and you will notice that a number of the fabrics changed from those I was originally auditioning!!

I am off to the second class of a FMQ workshop I am attending locally at InStitches on Friday, so I am hoping to have something that I have made to share with you next week.  I did the first class last Friday and finished some quite interesting samples.  I will share those with you later too.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy a lovely week!


  1. Hi Christine I love seeing what new stitches you are doing and love your quilt along project,well done my friend xx

  2. Glad you are keeping busy with things you enjoy! Love the direction your quilt is taking.

  3. Liebe Christine,
    die Zeit ist momentan ein kostbares Gut, auch bei mir verfliegt die Zeit nur so! Dein neuer Stich ist Klasse und ich freue mich schon auf deinen Bericht über dein QAL.
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Like that variation of the button hole stitch. It's fun seeing what you are up to.

  5. You will be an expert free-motion quilter before you know it! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

  6. I saw the QAL at The Inbox Jaunt :-) It looks like an interesting one! Looking forward to seeing your progress on those FMQ samples too! As someone has already said, you will have mastered FMQ in no time. Have a nice week, and a good time in your workshop, Ariadna.

  7. Liebe Christine,
    es ist immer wunderbar Deine schönen Stickarbeiten anzuschauen. Da ich so lange nicht vorbeigeschaut habe,
    konnte ich viel entdecken und Anregungen sammeln.
    Der Quilt wird auch sehr schön.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  8. Lovely new stitch for your sampler . I have several hsts left over from my star quilt border so am tempted to join in, I believe mine are larger but that would still work . Love your selections !

  9. I love your latest stitch for your sampler! And your patchwork is looking good too...half square triangles are one of my favourites! Hope you enjoyed your FMQ class.
    Helen xox

  10. Looking forward to seeing what your quilt will be like - I really like the colours you've chosen.

  11. Your quilt looks really pretty. Looking forward to seeing how you progress.
    Lovely to see your stitches, they are a real inspiration!
    I'm not embroidering at the moment but once I can make my mind up which stitches to use I'll get back to it ..... I have a little scrap purse waiting, but I keep being distracted!
    Barbara x


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