Monday, July 09, 2007

Half Chevron Stitch

Although we worked on the laundry room this past weekend, I was able to get some work done on the Half Chevron Stitch for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It took me awhile to get the hang of Half Chevron Stitch, as you can see by this line of stitches along a crazy quilt seam:
Half Chevron - 1
The bottom line is rather uneven; however, such is the wonder of crazy quilting that, with some judicious additions, all the bad parts are hidden!
Half Chevron - 3
The judicious additions include:
- Whipping more of the same thread (Caron Impressions) through the bottom line of stitches to make it one solid line
- Detached chain stitch in green silk floss between the Half Chevrons
- Purple and green (of two slightly different shades) along the top points of the stitching as well as at the bottom of each Detached chain stitch
- A line of mixed seed beads along the bottom of the entire line of stitches

I love making the layered crazy quilt seams... what begins as a simple line of stitches becomes a complex network of stitching and beads that makes a completely different impression.

I'll be back on Wednesday!

5 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

...and very nice it looks in the end, too!

threadspider said...

Its just wonderful the way stitches change when you add beads and other colours to them. This is lovely and I adore those colours.

Susan said...

Looks good to me! The beads add texture anyway. =)

Debra Spincic said...

Pretty hard to recognize the original stitch source--nice touch!

I tried that stitch too and thought it was a little peculiar. Is it something Sharon made up?

Rissa said...

Seam treatments are a lot of fun...and the adjustments are all part of the game. LOL