With this post the sample for day 100 is the last in The 100 details over 100 Days for Crazy Quilters. Since this is the finish line today we have a detail that is a little different. It feels like an end of an era!
This is a small sampler I worked on hand dyed 36 count linen fabric. It is 6 inches wide and heavily encrusted with beads, metallic, linen, cotton, wool and silk threads of various weights are used throughout the piece.
Novelty threads were first couched into place. Next I then worked lines of feather stitch in a number of different threads. These stitches were worked in a free form haphazard way often layering the line to create the idea of seaweed or organic material. I also worked beaded feather stitch and tucked alternating barred chain in between couched threads. (Please note all links for stitches used in the day 100 sample, follow the links to the tutorials about these stitches)
Textured stitches include caston stitch, Drizzle stitch, buttonhole wheel cups, buttonhole wheels, Oyster stitches, French knots and Bullion knots. All these stitches were packed very tightly to create an interesting texture.
Since this is the last post in the series, it is timely to remind everyone about the “Take a Stitch Tuesdays” challenge. Next year it will be a weekly event organised to encourage people to take a stitch and explore its possibilities. For more information about the challenge see the TAST FAQ is here
I hope you have found the series interesting and you like day 100! It has been most enjoyable for me watching what people have done, seeing how ideas grow and most of all seeing new hands become hooked on stitching for pleasure.
If you are just swinging by, or a search engine has landed you here, this is day 100 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. 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.
Have you seen my book?
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 how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye. 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.