CQ detail 346

CQ detail 346

crazy quilt detail using braid

Seam decoration on crazy quilt block:

This seam is to be found on crazy quilt block 51 of the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt.

I first covered the seam with some hand dyed commercial gimp braid.  I then edged it with a variety of fly stitch worked in hand dyed cotton thread. The stitch is tied with a detached chain instead of a straight stich and I added seed beads to the middle of each detached chain stitch.


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. However, you must attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and reprint them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing.

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