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!