This seam is embellished with a variety based on stepped and threaded running stitch. Instead of running stitch I worked two lines of detached chain stitch then threaded them with a boucle yarn. Then along the edge I used detached chain and straight stitches
The foundation row os detached chain stitches are worked in perle thread #8. They are laced with a boucle thread and the pale green thread used in the detached chain and straight stitch is a coton a broder
Placement on block:
This seam runs along the edge of piece 3 on block 16 of the I dropped the button box quilt
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.
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