Thursday, January 19, 2017

CQJP 2017 January Block Seams 6 & 7

The 6th seam on my CQJP 2017 January block was inspired by Valerie Bothell's Joyful Embellishments #186.

You may see Valerie's seam HERE. The stitch combination shared for #186 was the stem stitch, the cross stitch and the French knot.

Disclaimer: I add links to some of the products I use for your convenience. NOTE: if you visit Amazon through my blog and make a purchase, I do receive a small credit.

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.

Thank you for stopping by!
Renee


Other posts related to this project include:


My CQJP 2017 project may also be found on this Pinterest board.

8 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

More beautiful seam treatments Renee! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Katie said...

Beautiful! I love the top one.

Sandra said...

Lovely seam work

Diane said...

What a great seam Renee.

Hugs Diane

Renee said...

Thank you, Diane!

Queeniepatch said...

Planning makes the seams so neat. Great stitch combinations form beautiful flowers.

cq4fun said...

Your white stem stitch is so even, I thought at first it was a couched thread! Two lovely seams. I like using Val's ideas for inspiration. Thanks for sharing two great ideas!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Nice seams treatments (I love the wee heart shaped flowers peeking out at the side of the 2nd one).