I have another 2 embellished seams to share with you today as I would like to have all the articles about the hand embroidered detail on block 84 completed by Christmas so I can start the New year with block 85. Let me know if you like the slightly faster pace of publication. I slowed it right down a good year or so ago as I had feed back that it was a bit to much. I have not minded as I have not had to think too much about what to write but I do wonder if people would like a little more a little more often!
Anyway these 2 details I think are one of my favourites in the whole quilt. The first is a line of herringbone worked along the seam in perle #5 cotton. I then added seed and bugle beads.
The next seam decoration was a mistake! I was working Alternating bullion buttonhole which is a version of alternating buttonhole where the arms that alternate are bullion stitches. You can take a look at bullion buttonhole here. I was aiming for an alternating feather stitch like version but started working my bullions away from the center line rather than pointing my needle to the middle. This meant that the thread half wrapped itself around the bullion producing an extra loop. I realised within a few stitches what I had done but kept going as I liked it.
This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and details on my crazy quilt called I dropped the button box. Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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