Monday, March 24, 2014

CQJP2014 My square for March

Here is my square for March.  I follow Mary Corbet on Facebook and love seeing her work.  Some of my seams are the result of seeing her beautiful stitching.  Especially, her work on her alphabet letters

some lazy daisy flowers and french knots

Below is a seam treatment made using cretan stitch, 
lazy daisy stitches, cast on stitch (pink flowers) and beads. 

 this seam treatment below consists of scalloped buttonhole chain stitch by 
laying down chain stitches (here in blue) and then doing 
a buttonhole stitch (in light purple) on one side of the chain stitch.

below is a chain stitch in 3 strands of yellow that has been 
whipped with 2 strands of yellow floss that has 
been tacked down with one strand of green.

Monday, March 3, 2014

February's Square - CQJP2014

Here is my square for February for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2014.  Since it is February I thought I would do a heart to celebrate Valentine's Day.  February was a busy month for me and I was not able to finish my square, but here is what I managed to do.  I hope to add a little more embellishment in the future. I use DMC thread.

Below is a rose bud vine made using a double featherstitch, 
accented with lazy daisy stitches that are outlined with a fly stitch.

Below is a herringbone stitch anchored with straight stitch 
and accented with lazy daisy stitches.

 For this seam treatment below I wanted to mimic the fabric and 
decided to make bullion roses.  These roses have a double layer 
of bullion roses (using a single thread of DMC). 
 Leaves are made using a Fishbone stitch.

This is made using a straight stitch accented with French knots. 
 I used a lighter color for the French Knots, 
other wise this stitch could have been done in one thread color by doing a pistol stitch.

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