TAST 2012 – Cretan Stitch

This week’s stitch sample is the Cretan stitch.  A couple of years ago, I was making an art quilt and attaching various types of quilt techniques to the main piece with copper wire.  It didn’t work out the way I envisioned, so I removed all the little quilts.  One was a crazy quilt example and it has some Cretan stitching on it on the upper left seam:

 

It was stitched with a variegated Sulky 12wt cotton thread which is hard to see in the photo.  There are also little bead cluster added to the point of every other stitch. 

To put the piece in perspective, it measures 2.75″ x 3.75″.  You can see the little copper wire loops at the top if you look at the picture closely.  Now to decide what to do with this little gem.  I do like how it came out, but can’t decide what to do with it.  Maybe this should be my crazy quilt journal project – 12 months of little crazy quilted gems.  Hmm, I’m liking that idea quite a bit.  Stayed tuned for further developments.  LOL

Hugs…

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One Response to “TAST 2012 – Cretan Stitch”

  1. eclecticlamb Says:

    Beautiful!

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