This seam is embellished with a line of small motifs made up novelty beads and detached chain stitch and straight stitch which decorate the edge of some lace. Between these motifs are a further decoration made up of straight stitches and seed bead.
DMC perle thread #5
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 4 and piece 5 on the diagram of block 11. In the same post I wrote about the fabrics I used on the block.
The beads a small glass novelty bead 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.
For a stitch guide to hand embroidery stitches, instructions can be found in my stitch dictionary