It is a bit difficult to describe what is actually going on here but I will try. First I worked a row of widely spaced open Cretan stitch, which was then laced twice. The first was laced along the spine of the stitch then I laced the arms of the stitch.
The arrangements of three straight stitches were added before the stars which were attached with a seed bead.
The Cretan stitch was worked in rayon ribbon floss and laced with Perle thread #5. Perle thread was also used for the straight stitches.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam joins piece 5 to piece 1 and 2. You will find the diagram in the article I wrote when I introduced block 9. In the same article I also talked about the foundation fabrics I used.
Star shaped sequins and 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.