I’m completing this week with updating you on my crazy quilting progress. This is another small area of my medium dusty crazy quilt. Instead of showing blocks as I did in my dark dusty crazy quilt last year, I decided to show smaller embellished areas – just for something a bit different. The upper right seam treatment is a herringbone stitched using a silk thread with an added detached chain and accented with a bead. The upper left seam treatment are half circles created with 6 strands of floss couched in place. This is further enhanced with two small pistil stitches using a silk perle and a center pistil stitch using a rayon ribbon, something similar to Neon Rays.
In the past I’ve seen many crazy quilters highlight background fabrics either by stitching a motif in the fabric or further embellishing a pattern. In this example I have used the background fabric with small leaves and stems. I used stem stitching to outline the stems already in the pattern with a size 8 perle cotton and adding sequin flowers stitched in place with a bead. I just love these sequins but sadly I don’t remember my source. Hopefully I may have given you some ideas 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day this weekend! Any of my customers – I’d love to have some photos of projects using my threads PLEASE!!!