Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DYOB using Carole Samples "Treasury of Crazy stitches"

Trying to extend seams on Crazypatch is a challenge , and with the help of Faye D as organiser, and Carole Samples "Treasury of Cazy stitches" book, a group of crazies are endeavouring to push ourselves that little extra, to achieve some spectacular seams on our cp blocks.
Following Faye's suggestions, I have stitched the seams of two 6" blocks, with various stitch combinations.
My first completed seam is the scalloped buttonhole seam on the left. It has been extended by adding a second row of stemstitch scallops above with straight stitch/pistal stitch; then two flowers with a knot arch scallop on top. A gold chain scallop/straight stitch/pistal at the bottom finishes this combination.
The second seam began with two hearts (stem stitch/laced) filled with a trellis/cross stitch. A double leafy stem was then added to each heart, before silk ribbon flowers/colonial knots/leaves finished this seam.


  1. Oh Alison!!!! Your heart seam is wonderful... What an inspiration you are.
    cheers - Faye

  2. Oh Alison
    your all of your seams are wonderful and like Faye I think your heart seam is absolutely bewdiful, I love the # hatching in the heart is really out of the box
    love n hugs bear xoxoxoxooxxo

  3. Beeautiful stitching! I love the heart and all the details.