Introducing block 9 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

I would like to introduce block 9  in the I dropped the Button Box quilt. I hope people will enjoy seeing it in more detail over the next week or so. A little information about this block follows. Fabric content: Piece 1: Polyester Satin Piece 2: Polyester. Piece 3: Velvet costuming scrap …

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Stitches: This lace is edged with a combination of  straight stitch and  up and down buttonhole stitch.  Thread: The up and down buttonhole is worked in rayon ribbon floss and the apricot straight stitch is stranded cotton floss. The metallic thread is a DMC metallic thread that is gold with a black twist of …

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Stitches: This is a tiny seam embellished with  Cretan stitch then further decorated with  detached chain stitch and  French knots. It is about an inch or two long so easily missed when looking at the block. Thread: A hand dyed mercerised cotton (crochet thread) and stranded cotton floss. Placement and Foundation Fabric: This seam …

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Stitches: This seam was embellished with a line of tied   herringbone stitch which was decorated with detached chain stitch, straight stitch, jewellery findings and seed beads.  Thread: The herringbone is worked in rayon ribbon floss. The detached chain is worked in perle thread #8 and the straight stitches are worked in stranded cotton floss Placement and Foundation Fabric: …