This seam is made up of Cretan stitch laced with chenille thread and further decorated by tulip stitch which is made up of detached chain stitch with two stitches slipped through the tie that ties down the chain stitch.
DMC perle thread 5 for the Cretan stitch and tulip stitch. The Cretan stitch is laced with chenille thread.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 4 and piece 5. The fabric and diagram used have been discussed when I introduced block 2.
Buttons and charms
The blue button is a vintage button that I received in a swap and the small happy face charm was given to me by Eve my daughter.
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.