In order to embellish this seam I first worked a row of straight stitches in an arrow formation. Then, on every second arm I worked two detached chain stitches and used straight stitch again as a central prong to act as a stem for a little flower pattern. These are alternated btween rose buds which are made of bullion knots and fly stitch.
DMC perle thread #5, and hand dyed mercerised cotton.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 3 and piece 1 and 2 on the diagram 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 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.
This morning I’ve finally begun to take a look at your exquisite quilt in more detail. I am totally amazed at what I’ve found, mesmerized really by all the various piece parts to this impressive work of art. Thank you for allowing the enlargement of each section as only through this are we able to thoroughly enjoy the fine execution of stitching and beauty of your quilt.