You may see Valerie's seam HERE. The stitch combination shared for #186 was the stem stitch, the cross stitch and the French knot.
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I used size 5 DMC B5200 snow white perle cotton for the stem stitch. EdMar Glory #083 variegated medium to pale dark pink floss created the cross stitches. Instead of adding French knots, I attached Mill Hill Petite Glass Seed Beads #42010 Ice beads with a strand of DMC 762 floss. (I secure each bead by wrapping the needle through the bead 3 times and then firmly secure the thread on the back of the fabric before moving on to the next bead.)
This was a fun stitch combination that I hope to use again.
The 7th seam was created following Joyful Embellishments #213.
You may see Valerie's seam HERE.
This combination called for a straight stitch, detached chain stitches and French knots.
First, I planned where to place each stitch. I did not want the seam to cut off a flower and I wanted the elements evenly spaced.
I worked straight stitches and detached chain stitches with size 8 Anchor #786 green pearl cotton and topped the straight stitches with a French knot using size 8 Anchor variegated pink perle cotton. Between each flower, I worked a French knot with size 12 DMC #B5200 snow white pearl cotton.
I do love the way this one looks!
If you are wondering...CQJP 2017 stands for Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2017. It is a personal challenge to create one crazy quilt block a month that is at least 8-inches square. You may learn more about it HERE and see other blocks that have been completed HERE.
Joyful Embellishments is a group Valerie Bothell created on Facebook. Monday through Friday, she shares new stitch ideas for crazy quilt seams and/or motifs. She has a Pinterest Board with each of the Joyful Embellishments stitching combinations that you may find HERE.
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My CQJP 2017 project may also be found on this Pinterest board.