The first detail on block is a simple treatment of Ric rac braid.
On the peaks of the ric rac Straight stitches are added. It is only when I photographed this that I realised I had 3 straight stitches on one side of the braid and 5 on the other! Perhaps I did it deliberately – perhaps not I can not remember.
Hand dyed rayon the same thickness as perle thread 8 and a second fine rayon thread.
This seam is between piece 3 and piece 7. You can find a diagram for block 2 here
The fabrics used in this block were discussed when I introduced block 2
Type of lace, braid or trim
As mentioned above this is ric rac but unlike the traditional braid it has a metallic thread woven through it. I found it at a craft fair.
Procion cold water dyes for rayon thread
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.