This is an example of stepped threaded running stitch used in crazy quilting.
The foundation rows of running stitch is worked in a hand dyed mercerised cotton and it is threaded with a synthetic knitting ribbon.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 5 and piece 1. The diagram used and fabric have been discussed when I introduced block 3
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton and disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the synthetic knitting ribbon.
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.