Block 3 - Pattern #2 - seam treatments #1, #2 and #3

Pattern #2

Seam that joins piece #6 to pieces #4 and #2

                                                         Stitches used:
                                                           Stem stitch
                                                         Loop stitch
                                                         Ribbon stitch
                                                         Straight stitch
                                                         Colonial knot
                                                          Couching

                                                       Threads used:
                                                         Perle #8
                                                      7mm silk ribbon
                                                     4mm silk ribbon
                                                       Stranded cotton


1. Using a Perle #8 and stem stitch create a gentle curved stem.

Stem stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 73




2. Please very  careful as you stitch the the petals for the fuchsia - do not go through any of the silk ribbon on the back of your work!
Begin by stitching 3 loop stitches in 7mm silk ribbon very close to each other.

Loop stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 77




3. Next add three ribbon stitches tucked under the loop stitches.

Ribbon stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 77  




3. Add the stem to connect the flower to the main stem.
The little leaves are ribbon stitch in a 4mm silk ribbon.

Ribbon stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 77




4. The stamens are made up of straight stitches and colonial knots (or French knots) in a single strand of stranded cotton.
Straight stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 73
Colonial knot - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 71

Stitch two loop stitches, one under the other, to create the bud.

Loop stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 77

Add as many flowers as you would like along the stem.


5. Connect the bud to the stem with a ribbon stitch in a 4mm silk ribbon.

Scatter more ribbon stitch leaves along the stem.
Ribbon stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 77

The smaller buds are made up of a straight stitch in 7mm silk ribbon and couched down with 4mm silk ribbon.

Straight stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 73


   
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Seam that joins piece #1and #2

                                                         Stitches used:
                                                          Simple beaded button
                                                                Tied button


                                                       Threads used:
                                                       Nymo beading thread
                                                           4mm silk ribbon
                                                               Buttons
                                                           Seed beads


1. Attach the buttons to the seam allowing extra space on either side of the button group - rather than evenly spacing the buttons along the seam.

Simple beaded button - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 91
Tied button - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 91


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Seam that joins piece #1and #3

                                                         Stitches used:
                                                          Single bead stitch
                                                                Lazy daisy
                                                               Fern stitch
                                                            Straight stitch

                                                       Threads used:
                                                       Nymo beading thread
                                                           4mm silk ribbon
                                                               Perle #8
                                                           Stranded cotton

    
1. Form the center of the flower by stitching down a cluster of seed beads or colonial knots.
Lazy daisy with a 4mm silk ribbon are then stitched around the center.

Single bead stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page 84
Lazy daisy stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page76



2. Place the half flower slightly off the seam.



3. The second half flower is placed further away and fern stitch in a Pele #8 is stitched as though it is coming out from under the flowers.

 Fern stitch - FOOLPROOF CRAZY QUILTING - page72
 


4. To complete the seam treatment attach seed beads or colonial knots to the end of the fern stitch. AND some straight stitches in a single strand of stranded cotton to the lazy daisy petals.


Till next time!

Jenny C

Comments

  1. Beautiful Jenny. Love the Fuchsia. I wonder how hard it would be to do a beaded hummingbird...hmm? Just a thought for now. Have a lovely day.

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