This seam is embellished with 3 buttons that sit on half buttonhole wheels , between them are two pistol stitches which have a seed bead at the base.
The Buttonhole wheels are worked in hand dyed silk and pistol stitches are hand dyed cotton.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 5 and piece 6 on the diagram I used when I introduced block 5 In the same article I also talked about the foundation fabrics I used.
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton and silk threads
These are all vintage 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.