As you can see I lost a sequin and bead on this seam embellishment. I only noticed when I was preparing the photo for the web! I have to repair it but you can see what I have done to embellish this area. First lace was stitched down and the edge was covered by a ribbon. This was done as I made the block up and then I used three separate detached chain stitches to start the beaded decoration. I stitched on a sequin with a bead then used detached chain and three straight stitches combined with other beads to form a pattern.
The row of detached chain stitches along the seam line is worked in ribbon rayon floss. The other stitches are made of hand dyed cotton perle size #5, and #8.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
When you look at the diagram of block 9 this embellishment is on piece 6. In the same article I also talked about the foundation fabrics I used.
Type of lace, braid or trim
This lace is nylon lace hand dyed by me
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton threads
Disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the lace.
Seed beads, bugle beads, sequins and round faceted plastic 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.
For a stitch guide to hand embroidery stitches, instructions can be found in my stitch dictionary