Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Build a Seam - Week 27 - Double row of Cretan Stitch

As I said in the last post, Jo's "SEAMS like fun....`book has already inspired me for this week`s BAS Challenge stitch. While looking at Jo`s book, I was especially fascinated by a couple of seam treatments that had little boxes in them - what fun! I got the good old reading glasses out and had another look and realized that the boxes were created by making two rows of cretan stitch, one above the other.So, by way of a bit of an explanation, here is the seam being worked up. You might have to enlarge it to see, but when you do you will see I have stitched the top row of cretan stitch completely and am about halfway along the second row. I did this so you can see that, yes, it is cretan stitch, and then see how the second row creates the little boxes. How much fun will we have with this! I also left the tiger tape on so you can see how I most often use it - I apply it just above my stitching to help me eye up the size of the stitches. In this case, I have taken a pen and marked on the tape the spacing I want to use, and yet I have still managed to mess some up! If you are wondering, I left the thread card in the photo in case you were curious about which thread I had used for this!


So here is the picture of the completed double row of cretan stitches which will be the framework for this week`s BAS seam treatment. I hope you have fun with this one. I am already having fun - I am finding myself singing away as I stitch, `Little boxes on the hillside....` I am likely showing my age but if anyone else remembers it, all together now! `...and they`re all made out of ticky-tacky and they all look just the same!`

6 comments:

Skye said...

Love this new seam treatment..Figured it out and will be posting in the next day or two..Thanks Kerry!!...

Annie said...

Yours are definitely not made of ticky-tacky!

Susan/CqLily said...

Kerry, I love what you have done-gorgeous- I can't wait to try it. Love that you also showed us your use of tiger tape (for some odd reason, I always want to call it monkey tape-lol) and left the thread card for us to learn from. But...help? I can't quite make out what size treasure braid you used. It is exquisite. Can you 'spill' the beans?
Thanks,
Susan

jaz said...

That looks like fun! Reading through all of your crazy quilt posts and nifty seam treatments has inspired me to try my hand at crazy quilting!

Jo in NZ said...

I am pleased to see your book arrived my darling. I ,LOVE that stitch you have choosen, and I am not a big fan of cretan. rarely did it before ding this version. Now it goes on anything!! lol
hugs

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Jaz! Ahh... that is my goal - to convert others to the glorious obsession of crazy quilting! Jump in and enjoy!
Hugs,
Kerry