The detail for Day 93 features a cluster of buttons and a seam embellishment! So in a way it is two details.
Diagonally below the button cluster is a line of Alternating Barred Chain stitch in DMC cotton perle #3. The thread is quite thick for this but works as it becomes a little braid like. A pearl bead has been stitched at the end of the barred chain arms.
Also radiating from the button cluster is line of stitching that meets the left side of the photograph. This is a row of laced Herringbone that was worked in DMC perle #5 thread. I then laced the foundation row of Herringbone stitch using the same lacing technique that is used in Twisted Lattice Band. I used a fine flat rayon knitting ribbon. Pearl beads have also been stitched to the row.
Above the button cluster the seam is covered with lace. The edge of this has been embellished with straight stitch topped with small white seed beads.
If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 93 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.
Eve thanks – I thought your comment strange at first then read your email addy – I have a daughter called Eve – and realised it is another Eve!
Crazy quilters are for years to come, going to be using your ideas…thank you so much for doing this. An unselfish act like this will surely be rewarded….