This seam is embellished with a line of chevron stitch and I have added horizontal straight stitch to each top bar of the chevron stitch.
A hand dyed mercerised cotton which is the same weight and thickness as perle #8
Placement on block:
On block 12 this seam sits against pieces 2, 3 and 5 which adjoin piece 6
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton thread.
Beads and sequins:
The chevron stitches are topped with a size 8 seed bead and the disks are large 12mm slightly cupped sequins which have been sewn on inverted.
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