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Sunday, September 17, 2006

100 Details In 100 Days - Day 89

Floral Curly Vine
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
I've received alot of compliments on the curly vines that I use on my crazyquilt blocks so I thought I would draw up a basic pattern for you to use. I just freehand mine if you've never done that or afraid to try it, this pattern should help.

You'll have to improvise a bit to get this to work on your own blocks. This is just a rough pattern to work from.

Trace this onto tissue paper, pin to the quilt and stitch the design using stem stitch and lazy daisy (detached chain) stitches. Then carefully, pull the tissue paper out and add your embellishments.

You can fill the lazy daisy leaves with seed beads and you can replace the flowers with larger beads or buttons if you like. There's alot of options open for using this design.

A quick note on stitching through tissue, it helps to use the tiniest needle possible. I use a beading needle. A larger needle will tear the tissue which gets frustrating. Thread 1 strand of DMC floss through the needle and then put the 2 ends together so that you're stitching with 2 strands.


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