This seam is embellished with a tied herringbone stitch which has been further embellished with three detached chain stitches and a bead. This combination of stitches couches down a ribbon along the seam.
The herring bone stitch is worked in white rayon thread and the detached chain is DMC cotton floss. The herring bone it tied with a gold metallic thread.
Placement on block:
On block 13 this seam runs along the edge of piece 6
Satin ribbon scrap found in remnant bag
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