This is seam first covered with braid. On the bottom edge of the braid I worked two rows of herringbone in bunka thread. This formed a band of herringbone stitches. The bottom row I interlaced with chenille thread and the top section of the band I interlaced with bunka thread. Along the edges of the row I added detached chain stitches and straight stitches.
The top edge of the braid is a far more simple treatment as it is straight stitches and seed beads. The thread is a hand dyed silk using procion dyes.
Placement on block:
On block 19 this lace runs along the edge of piece 6
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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