Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CQ Block 1 Feather and Blanket Stitch






On the left is a feather stitch with green, straight stitches and beads. The butterflies are silk ribbon with pistol stitches for the antenna and 12 bullion wraps for the body.

To the right is a vine with  the fly stitch and beads. Silk ribbon bees hum over the vine.


Here is another simple version of the feather stitch with silk ribbon flowers and beads.
On the far right the seam is blanket stitch with lazy daisy and a bead in the center. The purple block has foxgloves and hollyhocks made with the blanket  stitch. A silk ribbon snail is in the left corner with lots of silk ribbon lady bugs. The butterfly at the top is also silk ribbon with beads. I have also added fly stitch at the bottom for the grass.

Note: Some CQ books will have either Blanket Stitch or also Buttonhole stitch. Judith Baker Montano calls it a Buttonhole stitch and Joan Waldman  has it as blanket (buttonhole) stitch

9 comments:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, Your stitching is soooooo very wonderful and very creative in the use of your stitches. The colors you have chosen is perfect. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Judy

Quayceetatter said...

Thanks Judy!!! Love your little house pic.

Lakshmi said...

Linda I like your stitching..neat and very colour combination..i like bee and butterfly as well..

Miranda said...

I love seeing all the different stitches you use, and the amazing images you create! Your work is always so beautiful!

Maggi said...

Beautifully done.

Quayceetatter said...

Thank you ladies for the comments. I love working with silk ribbon.

Isabelle said...

it's gorgeous ! full of colors and variety.

Susan said...

I really like the seam treatments, but the fly stitch and beads fascinates me. Wish I could see it closer.

Susan said...

Your work is lovely and whimsical.