Finished buttonhole wheel cups flower spray.
The TAST stitch for week 43 is buttonhole wheel cup.
This is a naked block of the crazy violets quilt which will act as the background.
Dull block, needs a lot of pizzazz.
First a tiny wheel with eight spokes. It's about 0,5 cm. Hard to recognize as wheel on this picture.
The thread is perlé 5.
Here is the wheel better visible. My plan was to create a flower with a waving edge. Does this make sense? I don't know how to describe it otherwise.
Anyway, this dark orange Kreinik fine braid # 8 seemed perfect for my plan.
In the first round I made one stitch in each buttonhole stitch and look what happens. When you make the stitches loose enough they look like little petals.
In the second round I made two stitches in one stitch of the first round. As this is a stiff thread the stitches lie neatly next to each other. The stitches have to be even of course.
A flower with lots of petals, no waves.
A french knot for the center.
Another catch up stitch: sheaf stitch. I used it to couch down the stems like a little bow.
As it looked stiff I added tendrils. The same Kreinik thread couched down.