Seam decoration on crazy quilt block:
This seam decoration on block 47 of the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt is actually 2 seams. The first is a line of buttonhole worked in Rayon ribbon floss. I added a bead to every second spine. The other spines I added a little flower motif consisting of detached chain stitch, straight stitch and French knots. They are worked in a hand dyed silk thread about the same weight and thickness as perle 8.
In the same hand dyed silk thread I work a line of chevron stitches. It’s a small seam about an inch long so I did not embellish it further.
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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