Another day, another seam treatment on my crazy quilt block.
This one started with a curved chain stitch and a twisted chain stitch tip out of DMC # 5 variegated cotton thread, overlapped with a stem stitch curve with a chain rosette tip using 6 strands of DMC rayon floss.
It was a bear to get those threads through the fabric. I had the correct needle, but by the end of sewing that seam my thumb and hand were mighty sore. I much prefer using thinner threads and building an embroidered seam with multiple stitch combinations. Plus I think it’s a bit heavy looking for the block and think it will need to be blended in somehow. I love the look of DMC # 5 though and will use it as a thread to be couched in place. It would make a nice meandering vine or a great tree trunk.
This picture also has 3 black circles on it. I was thinking about adding a motif in each area. One would be a beaded fan (I think the upper right circle), the bottom right circle would look nice with a silk ribbon embroidered curved garland, and a tatted something or other for the third. The motifs would be larger than the circles, and I’d love some input as to whether I’m placing them in good spots.