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The Crazy Quilt Sampler Round Robin that I am participating in adds new stitches each time we work on a block. This time it is french knots and chevron stitch, but we can also include the stitches from previous months in our work.

After using french knots in my butterfly the other day, I decided to work a seam using chevron stitch. I picked a hand dyed silk thread in aqua and green tones. Continuing the seam past my butterfly patch, I then came back and added french knots in a salmon pink perle number 8.

I kept the stitches small beside the butterfly and then increased the size when I moved on to the next patch. I wanted to fill more space here so repeated the chevron stitch, below the first row, to form a diamond effect.

Next I added lazy-daisy stitches on top of and in between the chevrons. The salmon pink lazy-daisies were topped with a bright pink french knot and two short straight stitches in the same colour. The bright pink lazy-daisies were tied down with a longer stitch.

I haven’t decided yet whether to add something more to the patch beside this seam. Watch this space, as they say . . .

Thanks, Wendy, for letting me play with your crazy quilt block.

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I sat and doodled with the needle last night and created this little butterfly on Wendy’s crazy quilt block.

The upper wings are French knots, the body is herringbone stitch, and I used satin stitch for the lower wings. The antenna are worked in stem stitch with french knots at the ends.

My husband thought it was two bunches of flowers next to each other! Oh well, maybe its an optical illusion. What do you see?

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