This is a great challenge for beginning but also for experienced Crazy Quilters.
Just to explain what an extended seam exactly is, here some pictures of stitches I did through the years.....
An extended seam is simply said, a seam with other stitches added to it.
I will start with some simple examples, here a feather stitch with lazy daisies:
Here you see a chevron stitch in combination with the herringbone stitch and lazy daisies:
Here I started with a chain stitch, added lazy daisies, flower sequins and MOP buttons.
This seam in one color I started with the cretan stitch, after that I embroidered the herringbone stitch and added beads afterwards.
Here some more examples:
We at CQI are very happy to have two great judges for this extended seam challenge.
Jo Newsham from New Zealand is a former moderator of CQI and called "the queen of the extended seams", Gerry Krueger has posted pictures on her blog of Jo's wonderful stitching.
You can find them over here:
Think you will all know our other Judge Kathy Shaw, who gives wonderful courses on Crazy Quilting and also organises the CQJP 2016.
Have a look at her website for more information: http://shawkl.com
If you are a beginning or experienced Crazy Quilter, we hope you will take the challenge and send in your most beautiful extended seam treatment!