This embroidered seam is found as part of block 54 of the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt. Herringbone stitch worked in a hand dyed silk thread secures a thin braid. I then further decorated the seam with straight stitches and detached chain stitches. Seed beads were added last.
What is the story?
This regularly published series is categorised in the projects section under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, each block featured in this series has been introduced alongside an illustration of the block, and a free piecing pattern. A full listing of each block can be found on the CQ details FAQ page