This seam is embellished with ric-rac, beads and buttons. The ric-rac has a metallic weave in it so I attached it with straight stitches worked in a metallic thread. These stitches were further embellished with little gold beads. I also have a cluster buttons near by
DMC metallic thread.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 3 and piece 7 on the diagram of block 9 which I discussed the foundation fabrics I used.
Type of braid
Ric-Rac with a metallic weave
All button are modern metal buttons
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.
For a stitch guide to hand embroidery stitches, instructions can be found in my stitch dictionary