Today is another section of my expanding medium dusty crazy quilt. I have neglected mentioning previously that when I decided on the design for this project in early 2013 I chose a garden theme based on seed packets. Each of my blocks contains an image of a vintage seed packet which you can see well in this section. After much research on Etsy I found this digital sheet in this shop.
I started this area by creating and placing the three rose buds using hand dyed seam binding. I finished all of these with a bead in the centre. I then randomly started adding leaves using a combination of detached chain stitches and ribbon stitches. Once these were in place I further embellished with French knots in various sizes of silk ribbon and hand dyed silk thread.
Once all my silk ribbon work was completed, I found there was a gap in the upper left corner so I added the heart. It is outlined in stem stitch using rayon thread and filled in with a size 8 hand dyed perle cotton in a lattice pattern. I was very pleased with the results 🙂 I hope you may be inspired to give crazy quilting a try – so fun!