CQ Detail 83

CQ Detail 83


This seam is embellished with a line of  zig-zag chain stitch running along the edge of a piece of lace


A hand dyed rayon thread.

Placement on block:

On block 12 this seam sits between piece 4 and piece 3


Procion cold water dyes for the rayon.

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


  1. Caroline yes you can recycle vintage beaded motifs you simply incorporate them in your block when you piece it. My Encrusted Crazy class is still taking students as it is running again and starts on the 24th of this month. The information and links are found at the bottom of this post and in my sidebar.

    Sharon B
  2. Sharon,
    I’m signed up for your Encrusted Crazy Quilt class at Joggles. I have a question. I saw several beautiful vintage beaded dresses at my local Thrift Shop at very reasonable prices. I thought I could use them to cut out pieces to sew onto a crazy quilt block. Have you ever done this, and was it successful? What do you suggest????
    Thank you,


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