CQ Detail 57

CQ Detail 57

crazy quilt block detail


This is a tiny seam embellished with  Cretan stitch then further decorated with  detached chain stitch and  French knots. It is about an inch or two long so easily missed when looking at the block.


A hand dyed mercerised cotton (crochet thread) and stranded cotton floss.

Placement and Foundation Fabric:

This seam is between piece 1, 2 and piece 3. You will find the diagram in the article I wrote when I introduced block 8. In the same article I also talked about the foundation fabrics I used.


Procion cold water dyes for the thread


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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