This detail is found on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. Click on the thumbnail of the block to read more about the block itself and collect a free pattern.
This seam was first covered with some nylon lace that I had hand dyed using disperse dyes as it was a nylon lace. I then covered the base of the lace with a thin commercial braid. On one side of this braid I added a row of detached chain stitches worked in cotton perle #8. The stitches are units of 3 arranged in fan shape. At the base of the fan shape I added a seed bead.
Stitched over the nylon lace on the other side of the braid I added a line of bullion knots that I wrapped with a detached chain. The thread is a hand dyed cotton that is the same thickness and perle #5. To tie off the detached chain I used a single oyster stitch. I completed the motif with two straight stitches either side of the detached chain wrapped bullion before adding some oval beads.
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 82
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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