Tuesday, February 7, 2017

CQJP 2016 March Block Seam 3 - TAST Stitch 71

TAST Stitch 71: Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole


The alternating up and down buttonhole was a fun stitch to work! 

I opted to add this stitch to the 3rd seam on my CQJP 2016 March block.

First, I pinned 14-count waste canvas along the seam. Next, I worked the alternating up and down buttonhole stitch with a strand of size 8 Anchor green #0225 pearl cotton.

Next, I added French knots with a strand of size 8 Anchor red #00047 pearl cotton. Then I removed the waste canvas.

This is how the block looks with this seam.

(For my own easy reference, each step of this project has been saved to this board on Pinterest.)

I first worked this stitch in 2014. (You may see the original blog post here.)

In 2014, I also created this beaded version of the alternating up and down buttonhole stitch. (The original TAST blog post is here. And you may see this completed block used as the pocket on a tote bag here.)

On another note... I also set up a Hand Stitched Treasure Facebook page. You may find it here if you are interested.

Thank you for stopping by!
Renee

If you are wondering...
TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. at Pintangle.com. You may read more about it here. There is a TAST Facebook group where members share their interpretations of the stitches introduced each week and the creativity never ceases to amaze and inspire me.

CQJP stands for Crazy Quilt Journal Project. For CQJP 2016, my goal was to complete a 12-inch block each month with embroidery only (and a bit of lace) while using primarily shades of red, green and black to create a washable quilt. There is a lot of eye candy on the CQJP 2016 blog that you may see here.

6 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Such beautiful examples of the up and down alternating buttonhole stitch... I especially love the block you are working on for CQJP 2016 March! Gorgeous! Christine x

Queeniepatch said...

This is one of my absolute favorite TAST stitches and you have portrait it nicely. So many designs can be created with this a s a base.

Katie said...

Looks beautiful!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Another nice stitch - one that I mostly forget to use.

Annet said...

French knots and up and down buttonhole stitch is a great combo. I enjoyed reading your interview at Pin Tangle.

Renee said...

Thank you, Annet! I enjoyed reading your interview, too! :)