Day 85 of 100 crazy quilt details

Day 85 of 100 crazy quilt details

Day 85 of 100 crazy quilt detailsFor day 85 of 100 crazy quilt details I am featuring a simple easy to work seam embellishment.  I worked both sides of a strip of hand dyed cotton lace which covers the seam. I could have easily sone the same thing along the side of a ribbon stitched along the edge of a patch seam. When I assemble my crazy quilt blocks I tuck the end of lace or ribbons into the seams. This avoids trying to fold over the end of a ribbon or lace. After I have pieced the block if I decide to add a bit of lace or ribbon I open the seam a few stitches and tuck in the ends, securing them with a few small stitches.

At regularly spaced intervals there are clusters of three detached chain stitches that are worked in a silk thread which is the same weight and thickness  as perle #8. At the base I stitched a bead.

Between the clusters are a group of three straight stitches worked in different threads. One thread is the same thread that I worked the detached chain stitches in, and the other is a rayon ribbon floss. Either side I stitched a bugle bead. That is it for day 85 of 100 crazy quilt details!

If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 85 in a series of articles that aim to share embellishment ideas to use in your crazy quilting. If you want to print out this series 100 details for 100 days they are listed under that category.

Have you enjoyed this series? If so you may be interested in  a tutorial I have written on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams. The tutorial is a comprehensive tutorial that I converted to a pdf file. When I converted it I realised how comprehensive it was. At 19 pages of information it is a resource worth investigating!

Have you seen my Stitchers Templates?

marking a seam using my stitchers Templates

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  1. Your details have kept me coming back for sure. If you have a New Year’s Resolution series I might even have time to join in. Maybe a single stitch for a month of variations. Are there twelve stitches you want to focus on? Could everyone make each one look completely different? I’m betting yes on both questions.

  2. I would like to see something that began when this ended instead of waiting until the holidays are over. It could be something people could do or not do as the mood and time hits them.

    This is assuming that the lead up to the holidays will not be so busy for you that you will find it hard to fit something in.

    I agree that taking one stitch from your stitch dictionary and seeing how you can vary it would be great. But I’d like to see what other people are doing with it.

    I can’t imagine the withdrawal of a whole month with out you.

  3. Please do another serie of stitches or whatever. I am going to miss this when the 100 days are over. Perhaps I next time is able to follow you day by day stitching my own. Now I have just jumped from one day to another and I love it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful stitches with us.

  4. Well Sharon… you asked……..lol.. what about taking ONE stitch from your stitch dictionary and then playing with it to see what you can do with it…how it looks with different threads etc etc…i know this is a spin-off of the stitch practice i started on hand-embroidery and then on the SP, but i think you would get a lot of particpation. If you did just the stitch and not a whole little sampler, i think folks would be really enthusiastic ! I know I would be….



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