Here is a close up of the little flowers with the stems done with 2 strands of embroidery floss and a tiny chain stitch. at the time this coverlet was originally made, tambour work was popular and this chain stitch is an attempt to replicate that look. tambour work is a type of embroidery that is made up of chain stitches but was done in a continuous line with a hook. I am hoping to add more of this embroidery as I go.
And now on to the next step. Figuring out how to approach the little zigzag border.