Saturday, June 09, 2007

Catching up - TAST 21 crossed buttonhole

Crossed buttonhole stitch in variegated stranded cotton used to couch down wool and knitting ribbon.

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The background fabric is scraps of silk and bits of fleece needlepunched onto a piece of black muslin. Then I 'quilted' it with a programmed machine stitch in alternate rows of black cotton and metallic thread, to give it some texture and sparkle. The shiny knitting ribbon is couched down with toning variegated stranded cotton.


Micki said...

I love how you did this, the colors are wonderful.

Dy said...

Wow, the whole piece is gorgeous but I particularly love the texture that your machine quilting has created.

Dianne said...

That embellished background is fantastic!!