We have 2 details this morning so if anyone does not like one they can use the other. On the left hand side there is a band of stitching which is made up of Fly Stitches worked very close together turning the stitch into plaited fly stitch. I then simply added seed beads.
The second seam embellishment which runs across the block is a row of Open cretan stitch which has used the middle angled stitches as the foundation row to lace a heavier thread. The arms of the cretan stiches were work small so they are nearly covered by the heavier thread. The lacing is the same lacing technique as in a Twisted lattice band. The other way you can lace creten is the same as threaded arrow stitch. I finnished the row with detached chain stitches and seed beads.
Jan asked me how I make stitches so evenly spaced. Generally I eyeball my stitches, as I have had lots of practice at it. If I am feely particularly fussy I use either dressmakers pencil (ie tailors chalk in a pencil) or one of those dissolvable pens to mark the seam with little dots to indicate the width and height of a stitch. Sometimes I just mark the block or I use templates I have collected together and made including using scrap book templates. The other templates I often use is a set of templates from Carole Samples
Allison Aller liked yesterdays seam treatment because she did not have to worry about spacing at all. Ribbonwiz Camille’s Place also liked working with ribbon. Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World posted another details on a beret she made.
Don’t miss Hideko Ishida’s delicate work. Debra of Design Studio really pushed the scale of the detail I published on day 12 and produced a seam treatment that has a very contemporary feel.
Finally Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has posted some more charted designs which incorporate star motifs.
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 15…
100 details for 100 days Day 15??????
DMC Cotton Perle #5
This is so peaceful looking. Love it. I have tried out some new stitches thanks to your 100 details for 100 days. Now to get pics of them.I have two so far on my blog. This is fun.