I cannot take credit for anything with this seam other than the color/thread choices, as it is a seam idea Sharon B. created.
I still need some practice following my trace lines, but I love the way this seam turned out.
It is unlike any seam treatment I have embroidered in the past. And my brutally honest hubby told me several times how cool it looked.
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When tracing this seam, I had to take the adjoining seams into consideration. I opted to begin with a closed oval near the red flower near the first seam on the block, seen on the far right of the photo above. And, I allowed the shapes to extend all the way to the un-embellished seam on the far left.
Threads used: black (#310) DMC size 12 pearl cotton + red (#498) DMC size 8 pearl cotton + cream (#0300) Anchor size 8 pearl cotton.
Stitches used: stem stitched black outline + detached chain stitched red flower petals + cream colonial knots at the base of the petals.
A few notes of interest:1. The 1 X-mas Item a Month Blog announced accepting new elves. You may follow this link to read the details and leave a comment there if you are interested.
2. Crazy Quilting International (CQI) just announced a Valentine Fabric Postcard Swap. The postcards need to be crazy quilted, include red fabric and a heart. If you think you might be interested, CQI meets on Facebook and on Yahoo. We would love to have more crazy quilters (beginners and experienced) join the fun!
3. Kathy Shaw's blog post reminded me about the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Calendar Contest. I do hope you will consider making a block to submit. You may read more details on Kathy's blog here.
4. TAST will resume next Tuesday. You may join at any time. Details are here on Pintangle and the Facebook group meets here.
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