This seam is embellished with a line of feathered up and down buttonhole stitch. The first row holds down a ribbon the second is along the seam. Then I have covered it with a cluster of buttons.
DMC perle thread#5.
Placement and Foundation Fabric:
This seam is between piece 6 and pieces 1 and 2 on the diagram of block 11. In the same post I wrote about the fabrics I used on the block.
Type of trim
This ribbon was purchased in Liberties of London when I was living there.
Vintage and modern buttons were used.
Small beads were used to embellish the arms of the feathered up and down buttonhole
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