Sunday, September 28, 2008

Build a Seam - Week #1

Briefly, here is an explanation of Build a Seam. Every Sunday I'm going to post a picture of the basic bare bones of a seam treatment, and we have a week to decide on and complete whatever other stitches and embellishments are needed to make it a complete - and gorgeous! - seam treatment. I am looking forward to training myself to see beyond the basic herringbone or cretan stitch I like to fall back on, and to learn to make more passes across the seam adding more stitches, beads. SRE, etc. This is all happening on the Crazy Quilting International Novice site and I am going to post it here as well in case anyone else would like to play along. If you would like to share please post a comment with a link to your blog or wherever we can find the picture. I would love to post some pictures of finished seams here. Thanks!




This is the framework for week one - an intertwining row of scallops or half circles done in chain stitch. I think there is some room here to work! I hope someone else will play along!

12 comments:

Wendy said...

I want to play along, this should be fun. I will post a pic as soon as I get started. Thanks for doing this.

cq4fun said...

I'm working on specific projects, and no room for that seam this time, but I'll keep watching to see what you put up. Sounds like fun.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I hope it will be fun! I know what you mean about projects - the way I am handling it is to use these seams on the projects I am already working on. That way I can kill two birds with one stone!
lol
Hugs,
Kerry

Candi said...

Wow, love that idea:) I may try and do it along with you. May miss a week here or there, so much going on but love it Thanks
hugz:)
Candi

Judy S. said...

Great idea, Kerry! I will participate also as it's just the push I needed. Thanks!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Candi & Judy - thanks so much to you both for playing along! I hope we'll have fun with this!
Hugs,
Kerry

JOyce in BC said...

Kerry, in order to play along, am I required to join the CQI grp? Would you mind if I printed the Build a Seam post so have something to guide me? I will be pretty slow as I have to figure out how to do the basic seam before I can embellish it!! Good thing there are lots of tutorials to help out. Joyce in BC

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Joyce - No - you don't have to join CQI to take part! I'm glad you are going take part and you are welcome to print out the posts. That is what I did with Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesdays so I would have them handy when I had time. Worked great! If you need somewhere to refer for the stitch tutorials, Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary is excellent!
(http://inaminuteago.com/stitchindex.html)

Hugs,
Kerry

McKate said...

Wanda in cq4newbies directed me here - thankyou Wanda. This is just what I need to stretch my imagination away from my well used but simple stitches. Thankyou .

McKate said...

This is great - just what I need to stretch my mind from my usual 4 repetoire of stitches! Thankyou.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi McKate! I am glad you are jumping in with us! You hit the nail right on the head as to why I am doing this - my four stitches were herringbone, cretan, feather and.... oops! guess I only had 3 favourites! lol
Hugs,
Kerry

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm starting this today! A bit late... But want to have a stitching challenge for the summer. I haven't got a blog but my Flickr page is http://www.flickr.com/photos/helinacq/

Thank you for the challenge,

Helina in Finland