This seam was first covered with ribbon that was couched down with herringbone stitch. I them laced it with another thread. A line of straight stitches, detached chain and cast-on stitch flowers run along the edge of the ribbon. These flowers have a bead stitched in the middle of each.
All hand dyed cotton thread dyed by me.
Procion dyes was used to dye the threads
Placement on block:
This seam runs along the edge of piece 5 that is in the top right hand corner of block 27
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.