CQ Detail 55

crazy quilt block detail

Stitches:

This is a really simply seam embellishment and regular readers will know I use it and varieties of it all the time! It is made by work 3 straight stitches and sewing a bead at the base. 

Thread:

Hand dyed  mercerised cotton (crochet thread) which is the dame thickness and weight as perle #5

Placement and Foundation Fabric:

This seam runs along the edge of 7 butting   pieces 3, 2 and 6 on the diagram published when I introduced block 8. At the same time I wrote about the foundation fabrics used in this crazy quilt block.

Dyes:

Procion cold water dyes for the cotton thread.

Beads:

Seed beads

What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.



CQ Detail 54

crazy quilt block detail

Stitches:

Today’s detail is actually a braid embellishment. The braid is being held down with  detached chain stitch that has a long tail.

Thread:

A hand dyed rayon ribbon floss

Placement and Foundation Fabric:

This braid sits on piece 7 in the diagram published when I introduced block 8. In the same article I also talked about the foundation fabrics.

Braid 

This braid was a remnant

Dyes:

Procion cold water dyes for the ribbon floss

 

What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.



CQ Detail 53

Stitches:

This seam is embellished with a line of  stepped and threaded running stitch. When ever I use this stitch I feel it is cheating because it is so easy to do. I further embellished the seam with  long tailed detached  chain stitch which is simply detached chain with a long tie. Its similar to the stitch units in feathered chain.   

Thread:

The foundation running stitches are worked in a hand dyed perle cotton, then laced with a metallic yarn called Excel. The long tailed detached chain stitches are worked in DMC perle # 5

Placement and Foundation Fabric:

This seam is between piece 5  and pieces 1 and 4. You will find the diagram in the post that introduces block 8. In the same article I also talked about the foundation fabrics I used.

Dyes:

Procion cold water dyes used for thread

 

What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.