This seam is embellished with a line of laced herringbone stitch which I have used to couch down some ribbon. Detached chin stitches are placed along the top of the ribbon.
Perle thread #5 for the herringbone which has been laced with a fine metallic braid. The brown detached chain stitches are worked in a rayon thread.
Placement on block:
On block 15 this seam runs along the edge of piece 5
The ribbon is ordinary satin ribbon that was found in remnant bag.
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.
For a stitch guide to hand embroidery stitches, instructions can be found in my stitch dictionary
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