Crazy quilt block 98 is a dark block. If you are a new reader to this site the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt is set with blocks that are arranged by colour in diagonal lines. This block is part of a dark diagonal line that runs across the quilt.
My challenge with this quilt was to have all the crazy quilt blocks reading properly while also pulling everything on the quilt from my stash!
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Crazy Quilt Block 98 Fabric content:
Piece 1: Soft dress linen
Piece 2: After 5 wear metallic fabric
Piece 3: Crepe
Piece 4: After 5 wear metallic fabric
Piece 5: Cotton Satin
Piece 6: Polycotton
Piece 7: Polycotton
Piece 8: Silk
When I made this quilt I set myself a challenge to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt. The list below represents the items documented to date in this series.
Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
Buttons and charms: 7
Total items on this block: 18
Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1875
Crazy Quilt Block 98 free Pattern
How I hand embroidered the seams on Crazy Quilt Block 98
This seam is embroidered with half Herringbone and half Cretan Stitch using a hand dyed silk thread before adding bugle beads.
Here two line of detached chain stitches are laced with chainette thread before adding bugle beads.
The edge of the velvet ribbon was decorated with detached chain stitches and bugle beads.The charm is a souvenir I collected in London. I took it off a key ring.
This lace was added tot he block while I peace it. I picked out the pattern with seed beads. Along the edge I worked a line of half buttonhole wheels before adding seed beads to the middle of each one.
This line of Chevron Stitch was worked in cotton perle #5 before using jewellery findings as little flowers. Each is secured to the block with the seed bead in the middle.
On this seam I worked a line of Feather Stitch before adding the seed beads.
The button cluster on Block 98.
This article is part of a series that offers a free block patterns from my crazy quilt called I dropped the button box while also documenting each block which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page. You can read more about the quilt there.
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