This Crazy quilt detail is a combination of vintage buttons and a bow. The arrangement os over a lace background which has been secured along the edge with seed beads.
Placement on block:
On block 12 this seam that is under the bow runs along pieces 1,2 and 5 that but against piece 6
Type of lace
Piece 6 and 6 on block 13 both have a different lace overlay. It is lace that is about 30 years old but it is synthetic. Also along seam 6 another piece of lace is under the buttons and bow. It is wide, vintage nylon lace.
All buttons are vintage, with the exception of a single button just under the bow
Seed beads attach lace and buttons
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