Once again I have grouped together two of the details found on block 80 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.
The first is line of sheaf stitch that is worked in hand dyed silk thread that is approximately the same thickness as #5 cotton perle thread.
The seam at right angles to it is interlaced herringbone stitch also worked in #5 cotton perle thread.
The next detail, a cluster of buttons sits at the base of this seam. The buttons are fun but I enjoyed the seed bead tassel finished with a tiny set of red dice. They add a fun touch!
This article is part of a series 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 80.
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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