Monday, July 31, 2006

Day 10 of 100detailsin100days




Here is my version of SharonB's Day 10. I ended up putting my half-circles all on the same side of the seam to try to bring together the cream and red/maroon. I have to admit, I had a lot of trouble with this circular buttonhole stitch. Is it easier if I use a less slippery thread? (I used silk.) Each of my circle pieces wanted to fall in on the previous one, so when I was done, I went back and took a little tacking stitch to make them all pointy on the ends. I am no beginner, so I can't understand why this stitch gave me so much trouble....So if any of you would like to clue me in, I'd appreciate it. Maybe it's tension?(yes, I was getting tense, ripping and restitching)

4 comments:

sharonb said...

Lin if your wheels flick up work more spokes - you will find they sit back onthe fabric and behave. Rayon thread can be a bit of problem but they can be done in rayon.

Lillian said...

I think your work on this seam is absolutely beautiful. I would like to give it a try too! =)

Lin Moon said...

Lillian,
I'd love to see your seam with this treatment! It's so amazing how just the change of a few threads and colors can make something look so different!

Susan said...

I think it looks beautiful as it turned out, so all's well that ends well.