Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Still Tweaking

As I explained in an earlier post, I prefer an airier look for the heart band sampler from DMC than is actually charted,  I have completed the first six bands,  It's now time to stitch the bands at the top two curves of the heart. 

So, out comes the ugly orange gridding floss, the tweaker's stand by.  The earlier bands were easily worked out in my head but these last two bands will be a bit trickier.   Instead of one central point from which to count, there'll be two.  And there are the two curves to plot.  Finally, what will I put in the center medallion?

A monogram, a charm or a button?  And, if a button, do I sew it on as surface decoration before making it up as a pillow or afterwards, to dimple the pillow?  Here are two button options, both mother of pearl.

I'll have to do a little stash diving to find some charms that might work.  I do like ex[lore all my options/


Julie said...

It's looking lovely, I'm thinking maybe a dimpled sew on after that would be very effective and super.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thank goodness I read that title right - for a moment I thought it said "twerking"!

I like the top button best and the idea of "dimpling" the pillow finish. The heart is looking great with your changes.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Definitely dimpling--will make a lovely pillow

Anna van Schurman said...

I like the first button since the shape mirrors the stitching around it.

Maggee said...

It is looking great! Good job adapting it!