The crazy quilt block detail for day 89 in this series looks slightly different from my normal seam embellishments. It starts with a series of scallops I worked in Chain stitch. I used a hand dyed silk thread that is the same thickness as DMC perle #5.
Between the base of the curves I worked three straight stitches in a rayon ribbon floss. Next I topped each of the straight stitches with a yellow seed bead. At the base I stitched a larger pale yellow glass bead. Hanging from these beads, is a Long Tail stitch worked in the same black rayon ribbon floss that the straight stitches are worked in.
If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 89 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 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 (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! No sign up or anything required its a free resource without strings.
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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.