This seam is decorated with a line of herringbone stitch, which I worked detached chain stitch into the crossed arms of the herringbone. I then slipped a stitch under the tie of the chain to create two arms either side of the chain stitch. This formation is called tulip stitch. To finish off the seam I laced the herringbone with a separate decorative thread.
Perle thread #8 and I laced with a Madeira metallic thread.
Placement on block 17:
This seam sits between piece 2 and piece 4
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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