This seam was started with a line of crossed buttonhole stitch and then was embellished with detached chain stitches tucked into the bottom of the cross. Along the top of the row I added pistil stitches (also known as long tail french knots)
Perle thread #5, a hand dyed mercerised cotton and hand dyed silk.
Placement on block:
This seam sits between piece 1 and piece 2 on block 14
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