A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Okay....

...well, the votes are in and all three of you voted for a little seam treatment series, so that's what I'll do.  For those of you who don't care about seam treatments, serves you right for not voting...hee hee!




This one can be worked either using waste canvas or 'by eye', depending on which you're most comfortable doing.  I began by doing two rows of buttonhole stitch (red in the diagram)...then I 'whipped' the base line of the buttonhole stitch with some gold (green in the diagram).  For the center part I wove silver and gold through the buttonhole stitches (blue & yellow in the diagram).  It's an easy one to do, but looks like braid when it's finished.  



Hopefully this little diagram will help make it clearer for you.







Some mumblings....


- Red Heart has released a free e-book with some cute patterns for children and it can be found HERE.  (scroll down to see the patterns that are included)

- Pam Kellogg has released another one of her amazing cross stitch patterns.  This one is called 'Aria For Christmas' and features a beautiful cardinal and a music note.  Go HERE for further info.  This one is on my list to make, that's for sure!

Right now we're all waiting to see what's going to happen - there's a postal strike looming over us and it appears it could well start this weekend.  Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and they can negotiate their way to a settlement with no interruption in mail delivery.  Fingers are crossed, but it doesn't sound too hopeful for a settlement anytime soon.

Today your quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson (someone I would have loved to meet!)... "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"




7 comments:

janie krig said...

Wow! That was fast, I read about your question to show a tutorial and boom, it popped up. Thanks for being so quick.

Baa. xxx said...

Great - like the colour coded diagram

Sarah Aldrich said...

Another way to work this stitch is by using graph paper to space your buttonhole stitches. Cut a strip of the graph paper the width you want with the correct spacing - a kinds of sizes can be found online. You stitch over the graph paper and then you just pull out the strip. It works like a charm!

FlashinScissors said...

I hope your postal strike doesn't happen!
Your braid pattern looks great! Very useful idea, thank you.
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Cyra said...

A very nice seam treatment with diagram. Very effective for a 'braid' look.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Thanks for the Tut! and thank you Sara Aldrich for the tip!!
xx, Carol

~*~Patty S said...

WOWEE all of your seam treatments look like little works of art (I started at the top and kept going).
One is lovelier than the next...
it would be hard to pick a favorite.
Happy to read you had a nice Canada Day.
Thank you for the 4th of July wishes.
It is HOT HOT HOT here in Virginia = feels like almost 38C/100F
Happy July MA oxo