Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 538

Crazy quilt block 82This is a seam decoration found, tucked up high in the corner on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. 

This seam decoration started off as a line of herringbone stitch worked in cotton perle #5. I then laced it with a hand dyed silk that is approximately the same thickness as #5 perle. The next stage in the development of this line of stitches is that I added the valleys some detached chain stitches and straight stitches. To these I added some little flower motifs. They are French knots worked using silk thread which was also hand dyed.

crazy quilt seam detail

I dropped button box quilt

This article is part of a series 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 82

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 538

  1. Lisa M says:

    Delightful touch, esp how the herringbone perle peeks through the sheen of the silk! Such great transition using the texture with the play of color in the french knot flowers.

    • sharonb says:

      Thanks Lisa – lots of these touches are discovered along the way – but I do think in terms of contrasts ie light dark, shine flat

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