Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Seam Embellishment No. 10

Here it is Tuesday again and time for another seam embellishment. The seam I have this week is a neat one for a curved seam. This seam was done on top of a very shiny brocade fabric and I hope you can see the details.
It's a butterfly made from detached chain stitches and straight stitches. Done in two colors and with a larger thread then regular DMC floss, it makes a nice seam treatment. For the butterfly body, you could also substitute a bugle bead. The top detached chain stitches are larger then the bottom ones. You could do satin stitches inside the "wings" or even add some beads. This is a nice big embellishment that would certainly fill in lots of room on a block.
That's 10 seam treatments and I think that will be the end of the weekly seam embellishments for a while. Hopefully warmer weather will be here soon (like right now!) and I have lots and lots of yard work to do.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the different stitches and that it's helped some of you think about your own CQ work and seam treatments.


Gerry said...

The butterfly stitch is too fun. I love it. Another really great stitch is Christy's crabs. LOL.

Lori said...

Great job on finding all of the seam embellishments and taking the time to post for us! It was a great learning experience and Gerry is right, Christy's crabs are worth seeing!

Cat said...

Great looking butterflies!