100 details for 100 days Day 76

100 details for 100 days Day 76


The crazy quilting detail for today looks complicated but it is not. Firstly we are looking at a seam which has a piece of lace running down the side of it instead of hiding it. Also instead of stitching the lace on so that the even side ran along the seam I flipped it so that the irregular side was against the straight edge of the seam. The lace has been embellished with novelty leaf shape beads that have a pearl bead stitched to the base.

On the seam I started off with a foundation row of buttonhole stitch (or blanket stitch). I then stitched three straight stitches at the base of the buttonhole. This was then laced with rayon ribbon floss.

At the top of the buttonhole I worked some buds in 4 mm silk ribbon. This was done in detached chain stitch. The leaves are worked in 4 mm silk ribbon using Japanese Ribbon stitch. I don’t have directions to work this stitch online – it is on my to do list, but you can find directions for Ribbon Stitch here.

On the other side of the lace is a row of Chevron stitch worked in DMC pearl 5 thread. I then laced the row with a fine metallic cord and topped it off with a single detached chain stitch. Between the V shapes formed by the chevron stitch I added a bead.

This is part of the 12 inch block the detail comes from.

Monday mornings are always ‘quiet’ when I check who else has been stitching but I was beginning to think that people are slowing down a little. Murial however has posted some delightful details of the seams she has been working on.

Connie of The Scoop, Score and Deal has also worked a seam from day 71

Debbie of Needle Lil More Time to Sew has featured a section of block which has been filled with novelty beads.

Rissa of Rissas Pieces has featured directions on how to work fly stitch and generously provided a pdf file of art nouveau letters suitable for embroidery

For anyone who has been following this series you may be interested in my online classes . I am offering 2 classes which people may be interested in. Develop a Personal Library of Stitches with Sharon Boggon and Encrusted Crazy Quilting Both have a heavy emphasis on design.

If you are just swinging by or if a search engine has landed you on this page, 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



  1. That is a beautiful detail. I *have* to get somewhere that I can find such pretty laces. Thanks for sharing, and for starting this whole series. I can’t imagine what I will look forward to when the details reach 100 and you are finished!

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