This seam is embellished with a line of detached chain stitches and straight stitches arranged in a half flower shape around a bead.
DMC stranded floss and perle thread #12 which was hand dyed by me.
Placement on block:
On block 12 this seam sits on the edge of piece 8.
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton
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