This is a detail of lace. I first whipped the edges of the lace using a thread from DMC. It is gold with a black twist of thread spun with it. It comes on a reel and named “antique gold”. It is marked Made in Belgium and would have to be one of my all time favourite metallic thread for hand work
With the same thread I stem stitched around the pattern on the lace.
I then added a line of straight stitches and detached chain stitches before topping them with antique sequins. These sequins are tiny just a little bigger than a seed bead and with no shine.
This seam runs down the middle of piece 6 on block 24 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.
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.