For day 90 in this series I am featuring a detail in which you can see four seam embellishments. The first detail I would like to draw your attention to is a line of stitching that runs diagonally from the middle of the photograph to the tip right hand corner. It is made of Palestrina Stitch worked with extended arms across the seam. I used a hand dyed silk thread the same thickness as DMC perle #5. I then tucked a Detached Chain stitch between each arm. Looks complicated but it is not!
Along the seam that covers the edge of the pink fabric at the base of the photo is a line of Threaded Running stitch which was threaded with knitting ribbon. To finish of the decoration I added three straight stitches that were stitched either side of the row.
Below that seam is braid which has been embellished down both sides with a row of Fly Stitches tied with three straight stitches. These were worked in DMC perle #8. The braid also has a line of tiny sequins stitched down each side.
At the top of the photo is a row of Herringbone worked in DMC perle #8. In the V of the Herringbone Stitch I added two seed beads and a bugle bead.
If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 90 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!
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