I then tied the chevron stitch with detached chain stitches.
My next journey was to work detached chain stitches arranged like part daisies placed above a straight stitch on the bar of the chevron stitch.
In the middle of each motif I have added a seed bead.
I laced with fine braid the straight stitches below the part daisy motifs.
A hand dyed perle 8 cotton thread, DMC perle 5 for the chevron stitch and Kreinik metallic braid
Procion dye for the cotton embroidery thread
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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