This is a seam decoration found, tucked up high in the corner on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.
This seam decoration started off as a line of herringbone stitch worked in cotton perle #5. I then laced it with a hand dyed silk that is approximately the same thickness as #5 perle. The next stage in the development of this line of stitches is that I added the valleys some detached chain stitches and straight stitches. To these I added some little flower motifs. They are French knots worked using silk thread which was also hand dyed.
This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 82
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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This area of silk ribbon embroidery is on block 61 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt. The flowers and leaves are made up of leaf stitch, with the centre of the flowers made of French knots. I then added some little blue butterflies that are novelty beads. Sprinkled through out are french knots worked in hand dyed cotton thread.
What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
It appears lots of people really enjoyed working French Knots as this weeks challenge. Its time for the weekly round up so make a cuppa, take a few moments out of a busy day and let me share with you some of the samples that caught my eye. Once again dont let these few samples lead you to think, that these are the only worthwhile samples to be seen. Follow some of the links in the comments, of week 16 and I promise you there is more eye candy to be seen.
First of all over on Fatquarter there is this delightful little sample of French Knots tucked into folds of fabric. Dont miss the other samples on the same page.
Over on Beading Arts I enjoyed these scattered French knots
Once again the man with two z’s in his name is being featured as Luiz Vaz of Embroiderland enjoyed, as I did, giving life to these fish. Read the rest of his blog to see lots of other eye candy too.
See Home Made by Me for a larger version of this sample of French knots worked in silk ribbon
A very interesting sample was worked over on Creative Daily, as Lorraine worked 3 wrap knots in a variety of thread thicknesses to see what the result would be.
And who could resist this little lamb over on Brodibidouillages de Compagnie
I hope you enjoyed these few featured piece don’t forget to follow the links in the comments of week 16 to see more
Further information about the TAST challenge
If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.
You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges – Take a Stitch Tuesday category