This seam is created by working buttonhole stitch which is then decorated with detached chain stitch and sequins and beads
DMC perle thread 5 for the buttonhole and DMC stranded cotton (floss) for the floral spikes.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 3 and pieces 1 and 2. The fabric and diagram used have been discussed when I introduced block 2.
These sequins are vintage and are a little faded so they don’t glitter quite so much as contemporary sequins do. They are secured to the block with a seed bead.
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.