One doesn’t often associate the word simplicity with crazy quilting.  BUT, today I want to talk about sometimes the simplest of seam treatments works well with stitching.

When I travel I am always on the lookout for various embellishments.  You never know what you may find in some little shop tucked away! This block started with the patterned ribbon.  It is a gorgeous pattern – I think it is a Sue Spargo ribbon but not entirely sure.  I picked it up in Leon France several years ago.  I remember walking out the door of the hotel at the time and looked into an embroidery shop directly across the street!  Serendipity!

Since I love the pattern of this ribbon, I opted to stitch it in place with a fine rayon thread in a wide zig zag.  Fast and fun!

The lower portion of the block is overlaid with a wider silk with the addition of a few French knots.

The center seam treatment are wide diamonds created with straight stitches.  Beads were added at the bottom.  I believe the round circles in the center of the diamonds are actually jewelry findings of some sort.  As I am not a jeweler, I am not entirely sure. 

Once again, the handkerchief is peeking out in the lower left.  I’ll talk more about this in my next post.

Sometimes simplicity simply works!

Share on Social Media!

Similar Posts