For Day 92 I am featuring another detail on a crazy quilt block which contains a number of seam embellishments in the one area. Each seam is quite small because all these seams are on a 6 inch block in my I Dropped the Button Box quilt.
The first detail for Day 92 is a seam that runs diagonally across the image on the left which is created with two rows of Chevron stitch that worked back to back in DMC perle #5 thread. The seam is then further embellished with groups of two detached Chain stitches worked side by side tucked into the V of the chevron. A bugle bead and a seed bead is then stitched between the chain stitches.
Towards the middle of the detail is Cretan Stitch worked in a hand dyed silk thread which is the same weight as DMC cotton perle #5. For those who dye their threads I used Procion dyes to dye the silk. Using the same thread I tucked detached Chain stitches in between the arms of the cretan stitch and added a little black seed bead at the base.
The top diagonal seam embellishment starts with a line of Buttonhole stitch. On one side I added three straight stitches with a seed bead stitched at the base. From the top I hung a Japanese Ribbon stitch.
The final thin row is made up of Palestrina Stitch above some lace which has been embellished with detached chain stitches and beads.
If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 92 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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