Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Gypsy Karavan inspiration
This beautifully embroidered crazy quilt block can be seen at Gypsy Karavan's blog. Look closely at how the motifs and seam treatments were done. The feathery flowers at lower left have chain stitch stems and fly stitch flowers. I love the flowering vine on the red patch. The green stem may be coral stitch with detached chain leaves. The little yellow flowers are french knots with pink pistol stitch. The scalloped treatment above this vine is simply chain stitch. Pistol stitch again in white. Buttonhole flowers, fishbone leaves, more fly stitch in the flowers. Many simple stitches, but all done so carefully and beautifully! I'm going to refer to this when I work on my crazy quilt block. I've printed this block and will add it to my embroidery notebook so I can have it handy.