This seam is embellished with a line of stepped and threaded running stitch. When ever I use this stitch I feel it is cheating because it is so easy to do. I further embellished the seam with long tailed detached chain stitch which is simply detached chain with a long tie. Its similar to the stitch units in feathered chain.
The foundation running stitches are worked in a hand dyed perle cotton, then laced with a metallic yarn called Excel. The long tailed detached chain stitches are worked in DMC perle # 5
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 5 and pieces 1 and 4. You will find the diagram in the post that introduces block 8. In the same article I also talked about the foundation fabrics I used.
Procion cold water dyes used for thread
What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.