Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 521

crazy quilt block 79

This seam on block 79 started of a Cretan stitch worked in a chainette thread. The fabric is quite bulky as it is a vintage piece of silk with a heavy slub woven through it as part of the pattern. So I chose a heavy thread so that is would not disappear the texture of the fabric.

I then added some black bugle beads  and some vintage faceted beads.

This sort of embellishment along a seam is quick to work and since Cretan is a basic stitch it is suitable for new hands to crazy quilting too!

crazy quilt detailFree Crazy quilt block patterns

This article is part of a series of articles that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details  on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 79.

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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2 Responses to Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 521

  1. Debra Schuler says:

    Thank you for all of your examples! They are very inspiring and helpful. Also, could you please explain what “chainette” thread is, what brand it is, and where it can be purchased online?

    Thank you,
    Debra

    • sharonb says:

      Debra chainette is a type of thread that is made up of fine chain stitches. Lots of tassels etc are made of it. If you google “chainette thread” lots of results turn up

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