This seam on block 79 started of a Cretan stitch worked in a chainette thread. The fabric is quite bulky as it is a vintage piece of silk with a heavy slub woven through it as part of the pattern. So I chose a heavy thread so that is would not disappear the texture of the fabric.
I then added some black bugle beads and some vintage faceted beads.
This sort of embellishment along a seam is quick to work and since Cretan is a basic stitch it is suitable for new hands to crazy quilting too!
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
This article is part of a series of articles that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 79.
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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