The detail for day 94, features a row of Herringbone Stitch that has small straight stitches added where the threads cross, top and bottom. This turns Herringbone stitch into stitch called Tied Herringbone! I worked the foundation row of herringbone in DMC cotton perle #5 thread. Next I used small straight stitches to ‘tie’ the herringbone. For this stage I used a light blue DMC cotton perle #12 thread.
Along the top of Herringbone I worked a line of individual Oyster stitches worked in rayon ribbon floss. These stitches were then topped with a small pearl bead. At the base of row of Herringbone I tucked sequins in the inverted V spaces.
In the photograph you can see another seam, that runs diagonally upwards from the bottom left corner. This seam embellishment starts with very widely spaced buttonhole stitch. Into the corner of the L shape created by the buttonhole stitches I worked three detached chain stitches using DMC cotton perle #5. Using a finer thread I tucked another detached chain stitch on the outside corner of the L at a 45 degree angle.
At the top of the buttonhole stitches, in a finer thread I also worked chain stitches which were finished off with a tiny bead. In a finer thread still, I added two straight stitches. The seam decoration looks complex but it is actually very simple!
If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 94 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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