Friday, February 05, 2016

Extended seams

As you might know, I am one of the moderators of CQI (Crazy Quilting International) and our first quarterly challenge this year is the "Extended Seam" challenge.

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:
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!


Renee said...

Wilma, your extended seams are fabulous!

Cindi said...

I stand in awe. Great examples to build on. Thank you.