This detail is a cluster of buttons that act a key point of focus on the block.
The buttons are stitched on with black coton a broder
On block 1 the buttons break the seam between piece 6 and pieces 1, 3 and 5
Type of lace, braid or trim
A black lace motif cut from nylon lace sits under the buttons. A fine thin silver and black braid runs along the seam under the buttons.
Buttons and charms
The bee is actually a button. The heart is a a glass charm. There is a mix of modern and vintage buttons.
Some large beads are also sprinkled in between the buttons
What is the back 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.