Crazy quilt seam decoration:
This detail on block 39 is a seam has a foundation of tied herringbone which has been decorated with straight stitches worked in a metallic thread.
White seed beads have been nested in the cross bars of the herringbone stitches.
The herringbone stitch is worked in perle cotton #5 and tied with perle cotton #5.
The metallic thread is DMC
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.