Robin of Beadlust indirectly provoked me to highlight this detail, as yesterday, Robin was thinking about the colour yellow. I decided to see what blocks I had worked with a colour scheme in which yellow dominates.
I found a few yellowish blocks in the I dropped the button box quilt. This is the 6 inch crazy quilt block todays detail came from
As you can see it starts with a row of curved chain stitch worked in DMC pearl 8. At the top of each curve is 3 detached chain stitches. At the base of the detached chain stitches a seed bead is stitched.
Between the detached chain stitches is Pistil stitch. I do not have Pistil stitch in my stitch dictionary (it has been on my to do list for ages) but it is basically a French knot with a tail. There are directions on how to do it on the Classic stitches site. I think you have to be a member to use it but membership is free and the directions are here straight stitches and pistil stitches.
I logged into my bloglines account this morning and discovered that Annie Whitsed of Annies Crazy World has featured the use of charms in crazy quilts
Julia Camille’s Place has been posting details of the work on the Kimono block and another detail is highlighted today.
Rissa of Rissas Pieces is offering tips on creating PDF files using acrobat
Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has showed us how she has beaded a print on her crazy quilt block.
Lin of Purple Fan has featured her latest detail.
Debra of Design Studio and has been stitching up a storm and has more details of her latest crazy quilt block on in her flickr album.
Pam Kellogg of Kitty & Me Designs has featured the most delightful pattern for a Christmas tree. For anyone who is organised enough to be starting their Christmas stitching don’t miss this freebie. Pam also visited a huge fabric store in Paducah Kentucky which made me drool all over the keyboard. Wiping up the mess I once again decided I must figure out a way to get to the States.
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
Thanks Pam – I really was quite green with envy when I saw them
Sharon, this is a gorgeous seam treatment! You made me laugh with your comment about drooling on your keyboard over my fabric store photos! I’ve had to clean up my keyboard more than once while looking at your stitching! Glad you enjoyed my Kentucky photos.