This seam is embroidered with a composite stitch. It is made up of a line a line of herringbone stitch, which has been laced and then the seam was further decorated with straight stitch and seed beads.
DMC perle thread #5 and the lacing was done with rayon ribbon floss.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 8 and piece 4. You will find the diagram in the article I wrote when I introduced block 6 In the same article I also talked about the foundation fabrics I used.
Seed Beads were used to further embellish the stitches
What is the 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.