Last night, an idea popped in my head. Could I make an embroidered crazy square…with one piece of fabric? Using seam treatments to make the different sections?
So, I had to try! I ran down to the Wife Cave and started flinging the fabric around until I found a light color that would show my working lines easily.
First step once I had the fabric ready and attached to a backing, was to draw my lines on the fabric. (edit to add: I used a FriXion pen, which easily irons off when you are done). Plus I felt the word Visualize fit perfectly with this block because since it is one fabric, you need to visualize the sections using the embroidery.
Of course, this idea really grabbed hold and I was up until 3am working on it. I didn’t finish because I had to force myself to go to bed (8am alarm comes early when you stay up that late).
This evening, I finished it up. Just over 24 hours since the idea popped.
Several of the seam treatments I used were new to me. I will add the details under each of the next few pictures. The next few pictures the block looks like a different color due to different lighting.
This picture turned the wrong way on my phone again. This section shows the word Visualize done in stem stitch. A seam treated with lazy daisy flowers. Green stem stitch vines and a wavy line also in stem stitch.
What do you think of my experiment? Can you “visualize” the crazy square?