This CQ detail is actually a way to decorate a block with a button. I have used the button to represent a flower. The stem is created using stem stitch and the leaves are a silk ribbon embroidery leaf stitch.
The stem is hand dyed perle thread #5, and the leaves are 4mm silk ribbon
Procion cold water dye for the perle cotton
This is a vintage button which I received in swap
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