A small section of Block #9 in my CRAZY QUILTING project, Black Butterflies. If you have been following this project you will no doubt know I am nearing completion of this quilt. I believe I have another four blocks to go. A very different palette from last year as this one is BOLD. You can find all the posts pertaining to Black Butterflies in the right sidebar under Categories.
I started with an embroidered ribbon over the seam in the left corner. I attached this in place with simple straight stitches in a zig zag pattern in a size 8 perle cotton (pink). The seam treatment on the bottom started with some lace trim. This was attached using lengths of Kreinik 1/16” ribbon and further embellished with detached chain stitches in a silk perle accented with bugle beads. On the bottom of this seam treatment I did simple straight stitches in a pattern using size 5 perle cotton.
Some time ago I came across Linda who creates lovely tatting which she sells in her Etsy shop. I custom ordered some of the flowers she creates using my hand dyed threads. This particular flower was tatted using size 12 perle cotton in Colour #120. I love how it turned out so kept it simple tacking at the points with a fine metallic thread. The center is a polka dot brad. I have had these brads in my “stash” for ages so really pleased I found a quilt they worked in! I filled in the spaces with some small French knots.
More of Block #9 coming.