This area of the block was first layered with a hand dyed lace and the scallop edge of the lace runs along the edge of the seam. I first worked a row of cast on stitch loops in a hand dyed soft cotton (a bit like flower thread) and some detached chains stitches worked in a hand dyed silk. Instead of tying the chain stitches with one straight stitch I tied them with 3. I added the small seed beads last
Cotton and silk hand dyed by me using procion dyes
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.