Saturday, January 27, 2007

Buttonhole - final

I've spent some time finishing up this buttonhole sampler today.
Buttonhole - final

I got bored with the squares and rectangles so just started playing with the stitch. The pink on the bottom portion kinda meandered around and then all of a sudden it looked a bit like mountains so I thought I would try a saguaro with some #3 perle cotton. Although the #3 was too large a thread for this treatment, I think it would be a viable way to make a saguaro with a bit of practice.

There is a three-pronged deep pink section on the lower right that I really like. To my mind it reminds me of stylized fuchia blossoms. This one I will definitely use along a crazy quilt seam.

Just a short post today as I want to get some quilting done. I'll be back in a couple of days!

Oh, about the accident... I'm fine now, although I was a bit shook up afterwards. It looks like they'll be able to fix the van... the final decision will be made next week after they pull it apart to really get a good look at the frame, etc. So far, so good!


Susan said...

I really like the mountains/saguaro stitching. I have to make a saguaro on my 12 x 12 portfolio challenge block, so maybe I will try one like that.

Elizabeth said...

Great sampler Marty. I love the way it transitions from the fans and circles above to the rectangles and triangles below. The cactus and mountains are a great touch and I love the curves along the right hand side.