CQ Detail 100

CQ Detail 100

crazy quilt block detail


This seam is often not noticed at all but it is a line of  feather stitch embellished with seed beads on the end of each ‘arm’


Rayon ribbon floss

Placement on block:

This runs along the edge of piece 3 on block 14 of the “I dropped the button box” quilt


Three seed beads are placed in a row and stitched on.

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

I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please do not republish.



  1. Sharon, This is a lovely version of one of my favourite stitches. Can you please confirm: did you sew the beads on after the stitching was complete, or are they threaded onto the rayon floss as you stitch?

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