Saturday, April 9, 2016

Contest

I won 3rd place in an extended seam* contest on CQI this month. This was my entry, which has since been made into a notecard and is for sale at Grand Valley Books. Both the pink and green threads are variegated pearl cotton in size 8. I started with the herringbone stitch base, then added straight stitches for the stem of the rose, detached chain for the leaves, chain for the "handle" that swoops over the rose, and straight stitches for the cross. I added tiny feather stitch "trees" between the roses, and made each leg triple with added straight stitches. French knots made the blossoms on the trees. The roses are done with a large French knot center and 6 cast-on stitch petals circling it.

*Extended seams are elaborate seam treatments done with multiple stitches in thread (with the possible addition of ribbon, beads, etc.). By my count, I made 6 passes across this short seam.

5 comments:

Cathy said...

Congratulations, Janet! Your seam is really lovely!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Congratulations!! I thought the seam was lovely when I first saw it. So nice that you got recognition for your creativity.

Gerry Krueger said...

I just love extended seams with a lot of variation and this one is spectacular... Congrats and well deserved...

Renee said...

Congratulations!!! Your stitching is lovely.

Judy S. said...

Somehow I missed this post, Janet. Hope all is well in CO and that you are having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. I thought of you the other day when I saw the new Donati book; have you read it yet?