The edge of this seam is embellished with some hand dyed vintage lace which was first covered with ribbon. The ribbon was couched down using stepped threaded running stitch. This is a very effective way to edge some lace particularly if it is old and is a bit tatty.
All hand dyed cotton thread used in the running stitch was dyed by me and the blue thread is a fine metallic braid like thread.
Procion dyes was used to dye the lace and cotton thread
Placement on block:
This seam runs along the edge of piece 6 that is in the top left hand corner of block 28
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.