CQ Detail 55

crazy quilt block detail

Stitches:

This is a really simply seam embellishment and regular readers will know I use it and varieties of it all the time! It is made by work 3 straight stitches and sewing a bead at the base. 

Thread:

Hand dyed  mercerised cotton (crochet thread) which is the dame thickness and weight as perle #5

Placement and Foundation Fabric:

This seam runs along the edge of 7 butting   pieces 3, 2 and 6 on the diagram published when I introduced block 8. At the same time I wrote about the foundation fabrics used in this crazy quilt block.

Dyes:

Procion cold water dyes for the cotton thread.

Beads:

Seed beads

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.



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