Today I have two crazy quilt seam details to share. Both are from block 84 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.
The first seam decoration is a very simple embellishment that even beginners can work.
I worked a line of running stitches following the seam. I did not pull them too tight as I knew I wanted to lace through them. I used a knitting ribbon yarn and woven it under the running stitches. I then added 3 straight stitches in the dips created by the yarn. I used a hand dyed cotton perle #8.
The second detail I would like to share today is a line of Palestrina stitch worked very wide so you can see the bars of the stitch. In between the bars I added a detached chain stitch. This is a hand dyed silk thread.
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.
This hand embroidered seam detail of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. Click on the thumbnail to be taken to a description of the block and a free pattern.
The detail below is a stitch that is a favourite of many crazy quilters. It is feather stitch worked in cotton perle #5. To the end of each arm I added a bugle bead.
The patterns for each block of this quilt are free.
This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on my I Dropped the Button Box quilt For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 83 and for the rest of the blocks see the list on the CQ details FAQ page.