100 details for 100 days Day 24

Day 24
A different type of Wisteria vine is featured today which is made by creating bunches of caston stitch in a silk thread that is the same weight as DMC pearl 8 or for finer rings pearl 12. In the middle of each flower I have stitched a French knot

The leaves are detached chain stitch worked in a rayon thread which is the same weight as DMC pearl 8. The same thread was used to work the stems which is done in whipped stem stitch

Julia (aka Ribbonwiz) Camille’s Place has posted some of her interpretations of wisteria on her blocks.

Annie Whitsed ‘s Christmas in July theme is still running on Annies Crazy World

Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has a charted design of a strawberry online. Once again I really like this motif.

The numbers of people jumping in and joining this challenge are growing in this as Mary Anne of Magpies Mumblings is going to use some of the details to propel her forward and complete a number of UFO’s (UnFinished Objects)

Rissa of Rissas Pieces has also joined the challenge by embracing the challenge as a opportunity to skill share and has added tips and tricks to the list of possible interpretations this challenge can be.

Since this series was set up as personal challenge for me and I never expected people to join in let alone stitch along it’s quite an open ended challenge. Typical of crazy quilting it’s turned into a no rules personal challenge to be in interpreted as you choose. I feel people can join in as much or as little as they choose, stitch along, put up and highlight their own details, provide patterns or skill share. No need to start from the beginning just jump in, shape the challenge to your needs, and join. If you drop behind for some reason don’t fret just pick up where you can. Simply put, just focus on a detail a detail at a time, a day at a time, any detail, any time and that is that. I think one of the reasons it is shaping up to be so much fun is because it is so open ended. I am going to be very sad when it ends!

For anyone just swinging by this series of posts are listed under 100 details for 100 days in this blog. Over on Flickr it is associated with the Crazyquilting Group and photos are tagged 100detailsin100days


100 details for 100 days Day 23

Day 23
I thought today I would highlight a way to work a wisteria like growth over your block. This is a cluster of French knots with the leaves worked in detached chain. If stitching French knots are a bit of challenge you can substitute either Colonial knots or seed beads.

The vine stems are worked in whipped running stitch.

The seam embellishment you can see stitched diagonally along the top pointing left is a row of Oyster stitch and the row of stitching diagonally to the left is an arrangement of buttonhole stitch. All threads are the same weight as DMC pearl 5.

This is the block today’s detail comes from.

Lin of Purple Fan is new to the challenge and new to blogging. Pop over and welcome her

Debra of Design Studio and has more details on in her flickr album.

Susan of Plays with needles has been battling bullions and made some very interesting observations about how often students want instant gratification when learning to embroider. Her comments are so true as we often lose site of the fact that it is OK to take time to learn something and time to master something.

Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has posted an embellishment detail using small Christmas bells!

Julia (aka Ribbonwiz) Camille’s Place has more details of her work posted.

Allison Aller has been using butterfly shaped sequins!

Bonnie of Dakini Dreams has posted her latest block.

Related but on a slightly different note, I have just discovered a new blog which has an emphasis on crazy quilting. Debbie of Needle Lil More Time To Sew has been posting eye candy since last month

For anyone just swinging by this series of posts are listed under 100 details for 100 days in this blog. Over on Flickr it is associated with the Crazyquilting Group and photos are tagged 100detailsin100days