CQ Detail 402

CQ Detail 402

Crazy quilt detail

This embroidered seam detail is on block 60 of the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt. It consists of a row of herringbone further embellished with arrow stitch both worked in perle #5 thread, then I added seed beads.

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.


  1. Hi Sharon. Is this image reversed or is the herringbone stitch done left handed? I keep looking at it and can’t decide how you’ve done this stitch. Just a small query… Cheers, Carole in the UK

    Carole Auden

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