More of Block #7 in my CRAZY QUILTING Black Butterflies project. You can find all the other posts pertaining to this project under “Black Butterflies” in the right sidebar under Categories.
I started this section by dyeing a lace applique floral motif I had in my stash. This was stitched in place on the leaves and flowers with Kreinik #8 braid. I wanted to add bits of black and white to this quilt so the center of each of the flowers is a brad. I picked these up many years ago at a scrapbook store and was delighted to put them to use. I added the butterfly charm at the top.
The seam treatment at the bottom is a variation of a treatment from Kathy Shaw’s “Fancy Seam Designs” – a fantastic book to add to your collection. I started with elongated herringbone. I then laced a ribbon tacked in place with Kreinik 1/16” ribbon. At the top and bottom I added detached chains using silk perle. In between the herringbone I added flower shaped sequins with bead centers. Am very pleased with the results. The final reveal of this block coming soon.