This decorative seam is part of a sleeve border for the white tunic.I made two border patterns, one in orange with just sequins and this one in golden yellow.
The edging stitch is back stitch, with variegated thread[red/brown]
The square filling stitch is surface satin in orange, green& variegated thread.
decorative border in yellow-1
These squares are outlined with double running stitch.
Decorative border in yellow-2
Sequins and beads are added in between the squares
decorative border in yellow-completed
This part is completed for the sleeves and border for the yoke,
the yoke details on next post.
In this decorative border, I was trying to work on those stitches and colours which will not be tedious to do, and at the same time will not compromise the effect.
Stitches were well chosen, but colours played their part in extending the time.