The second is a variety of Fly Stitch. Instead of using a straight stitch to tie off the fly I used a Bullion and added bullions either side. This embellishment is being used to hold down braid, but can be used as a seam embellishment. In this case this thread is a silk but it is the same weight as DMC pearl 5.
Debra of Design Studio has worked a number of seams on her block now and you can see how it is beginning to come together. Debra has been printing the details out to place in a notebook in order to refer to them at a later stage. People have my permission to do this as by the end of the series it will I hope be quite a handy series to those who are new to crazy quilting.
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has been charting designs for crazy quilt seam embellishments which can be used in conjunction with waste canvas. More charts went up yesterday.
This series is stimulating a number questions in my email box from people who want to try crazy quilting. Do check out this list of Crazy Quilting links.
Last year in response to such questions I ran a series of posts that covered many of the main points that people want. I am quite happy for people to print them out and store them in a notebook somewhere. Just, if you pass them on make sure credit is given where credit is due. In other words make sure my name and the website URL is on them. Of course they cannot be reprinted for commercial gain or republished online. As the expression goes Fair is Fair. In order they are:
These pieces are informal were written in response to questions left on this blog but I feel many new hands will find them useful. I included these points and expanded considerably in a series of workshops that I offered, early this year, via joggles.com . When I said considerably expanded – that is possibly an under statement as the lessons printed out to well over 200 pages of information.
I did not include any stitch instructions or seam embellishments that are already published in either stitch dictionary or in the crazy quilt seam embellishments section of my site. In other words there was pages and pages of new material in the lessons.
Now I know someone is going to pipe up and ask when is the next class. So I had better mention it before I sign off. This September – ish I will be offering two classes. One class concentrates on hand embroidery, exploring stitches and designing motifs and seam embellishement combinations will be offered. Anyone interested in Freestyle embroidery and designing with thread will find this class interesting. The second class that will run is an improved crazy quilt class. If you want to go on a list to be notified when they run drop me a line.
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