CQ Detail 387

CQ Detail 387

crazy quilt detail of lace

This is a detail of a seam on block 57 of the I dropped the button box quilt. This seam is first covered with lace then decorated with detached buttonhole scallops worked using hand dyed silk thread. I then added seed beads, french knots worked in cotton and quarter buttonhole wheels.

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.


  1. what is a detached button hole scallop?
    I see the stitch above that you are referring to, but it is not in your Stitch Dictionary.
    How do you make it?

    Kathy Thomas
    1. Kathy I will add the stitch to the list that I have to put online – its not easily explained without a full tutorial- basically its a bar of two or three stitches that you then buttonhole over – without going through the fabric


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