As Sharon explains, it is often used to create flower shapes and, I chose to stitch two different examples in two of the boxes on my sampler.
For the first example I placed a flat sequin in the middle of the square and completed the long tail chain stitch to secure it in place. I then added a single seed bead to the centre.
In the second example I also created a flower shape with the long tail chain stitches and then I 'whipped' the tails of the chain stitches to create a filled centre section.
In both examples I used variegated silk thread to work the stitches and finished the perimeter of the box with a stem stitch in the same variegated thread.