The roses are made of silk ribbon using a stitch called woven spoke stitch . The rose buds are twisted chain stitch base of the buds are worked in bullion knots and and in stranded cotton floss I worked leaves in chain stitch and fly stitch . French knots worked in rayon ribbon floss and added seed beads to fill in the spray.
Detail 466 is the line of stitches that run along the seam as it is closed buttonhole stitch worked in perle #8 thread. You can see how this spray sits on the block. Click the thumbnail to view a larger photo of the block
What is the story?
This regular series illustrates the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles in this series can be found under Crazy Quilt details Links to each block is listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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.