Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CQJP 2017 January Seams 8 & 9

The 8th seam on my CQJP 2017 block was fun to create!

(I tried step-by-step photos, but most turned out blurry... Blurrier than this one.)

First, I worked a feather stitch from the top to the bottom using a strand of size 8 DMC #125 variegated green pearl cotton. 

Next, I worked detached chain stitches in sets of 2 or 3 with the same thread.

After that, a 3 mm pearl bead was stitched to the tips with only 2 leaves.

(Before I began stitching the leaves, I looked to see what arrangement would put the beads at least 1/4-inch from the basted seam line.)

For the 9th seam, I worked a pair of detached chain stitches so that one ran along the seam and the other angled out a bit. I used size 8 Anchor #230 green pearl cotton.

Then, I added a straight stitch between the 2 detached chain stitches.

Pink flower sequins were then held in place with cream Mill Hill Petite Glass Seed Beads #40123 attached with a strand of DMC ecru floss.

Finally, a French knot was stitched between each flower with a strand of size 12 DMC #B5200 pearl cotton.

I love the way this one turned out!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you are wondering...

CQJP 2017 stands for Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2017. It is a personal challenge to embellish a crazy quilt block a month. The blocks should be a minimum of 8-inches square (which is the size of my block.) You may learn more about CQJP 2017 HERE.

Other posts related to this block include:

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


Queeniepatch said...

A beautiful marriage of beads and thread on your seams. Your stitches are always so neat thanks to all the planning you do. Bravo!

Createology said...

Renee you are really helping those of us who are new to CQ. I very mmuch appreciate your step-by-step descriptions and photos. Your seams are getting the royal treatment and they look divine. I especially love the little pink sequin and pearl flowers. Thank You Dear.

Sandra said...

Both lovely seams

Anonymous said...

Both are so pretty. The one with the pearls is a favorite now. I always love feather stitching, and this is one of the prettiest embellishments of it I've seen.

Katie said...

They both are beautiful! Great job.

Brigitte said...

So lovely, the little beaded flowers and the vine, which looks so beautiful.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Nice seams Renee - I especially love the beaded one!