The seam embellishment for 100 Crazy Quilt details Day 86, looks a little different. I first stitched down a thin braid – it is about a quarter of an inch wide. On both sides of the braid I worked Half chevron stitch along both sides, in cotton perle #5 thread.
My next step was to lace the half chevron stitch with a metallic braid like yarn. I used the same lacing pattern that is used in Twisted lattice band.
On top of the Half Chevron stitches I worked some 20 wrap Bullion stitches in cotton perle #8 and then stitched a bead in the middle.
I could have worked this embellishment along a seam, along the bottom edge of lace or down both sides of a ribbon.
If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 86 in a series of articles that aim to give you embellishment ideas that you can 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 100 Crazy Quilt details Day 86 ? 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 (a link to the download is in the article) When I converted it I realised how comprehensive it was. At 19 pages of information it is a resource worth investigating!
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My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. I teach you how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye around a crazy quilted project. I show you how to build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways using a handful of stitches. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.