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 is another seam that I first covered with lace. It is a nylon lace that I used disperse dyes to colour. You can see where the nylon took the dye fully and a secondary thread is lighter in colour because it is is made of a different fibre. It is probably a polyester. I liked the effect and chose a light blue perle #5 cotton to work a series of small fly stitches along the edge. I then added cast on stitch worked in hand dyed silk. To the middle of these I added some small gold beads before adding the butterfly charm.
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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