This braid is decorated with three fanned stitches that are made of a bullion knot wrapped with a detached chain stitch. A bead is at the base of the fan.
Hand dyed mercerised cotton. I used Procion dyes to do this.
Placement on block:
This runs along the side of piece 7 on block 21
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.
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 dont republish.
oh I love the billion knot with a detached chain stitch around it! Very pretty!