I readers enjoy the next 3 embellishment details on block 85 of my I dropped the button box quilt.
This detail is some vintage commercial lace which I used across the bottom of the block. I really liked the champagne colour. Even though this block has 2 fabrics that have a metallic thread woven through them the block looked quite dark. So the light champagne gold colour lifted the whole block. I further enhanced it with a line of French knots around the edge. They are worked in hand dyed perle #8 cotton. On top of that is of course buttons!
This seam was first embroidered with herringbone stitch which I then laced with a metallic thread. The thread matches the colour of a patch on the block. I then added 3 black bagel beads inside the hill of the herringbone. With a blue shade of perle #8 cotton I then added the 3 little straight stitches to the tops of the hills.
This hand embroidered seam embellishment has actually sent me scurrying form my notes. It is a type of twisted chain stitch that is worked in a zig zag manner. I was obviously in an experimental mood. It is worked in a yellow shade of cotton perle #5. I added black seed beads to both sides of the row.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these next week I will share some more. This article is part of a series which you can find out more about on the CQ details FAQ page.
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