This seam is first embellished with a striped yellow ribbon. I have added embroidery to each side of the ribbon. On the top side I have worked a row of laced herringbone stitch. The bottom row is a pattern of detached chain stitch and straight stitches. In the middle of the detached chain stitch (if you look closely enough there is a small yellow seed bead. These also have a stripe!
Hand dyed perle thread #5, and #8, a hand dyed mercerised cotton and a hand dyed silk.
Placement on block:
On block 14 this seam sits between piece 5 and pieces 4,1,2, and 3
This ribbon is a modern synthetic ribbon recieved in a swap.
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton and silk threads
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