The 13th seam embellished on my January Crazy Quilt Journal Project Block was one I had been avoiding.
You cannot tell in this photo, but when I clipped the beads on the ribbon so they would not bulge beneath the seam, it left a little piece of plastic protuding toward the black fabric. As I worked on the block, the top bead began to work its way free from the small criscrossing threads holding the string of beads in place. I could not bring myself to leave it.
So, I carefully removed the string of beads and sewed 4 mm hot pink beads on with a strand of DMC #602 floss. Then, the outer edges of lace were tacked down with a strand of white DMC floss.
These larger beads are out of my comfort zone. My tastes migrate toward small and delicate. However, I liked the way the seam turned out.
The 14th seam was a fun one! Using a strand of size 5 DMC #B5200 perle cotton and straight stitches, I created 3 sets of 8 spokes.
Detached chain stitches fit between the spokes with a strand of EdMar Iris #218. And a small hot pink seed bead was sewn into the centers with a strand of DMC #604 cotton floss.
The 15th seam consists of back stitches along the seam with a strand of EdMar Glory #043
The Crazy Quilt Journal Project is a personal challenge to create a crazy quilt block each month that measures at least 8" x 8". You may learn more about it here and see work others have completed here.
Other posts related to this block include:
Piecing the block
Seams 2 & 3
Seams 4 & 5
Seams 6 & 7
Seams 8 & 9
Seams 11 & 12
My CQJP 2017 project may also be followed on this Pinterest board.
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