Today I would like to share Block 77 on my I Dropped the Button Box quilt which looks a bit dull taken out of context however it fits the set of the quilt as part of the diagonal line that runs across the quilt. It is an example of choosing colours for a block that will fit the set of the quilt. If you click on the thumbnail of the quilt you see what I mean by diagonal bands of colour that run across the quilt.
Over the next few weeks I will share articles about the embroidery and embellishments in closer detail but for today I will focus just on the block. Once again if you click on the photo you will see a larger version of the block.
Piece 1: quilters cotton
Piece 2: poly cotton
Piece 3: Silk
Piece 4: Synthetic fabric
Piece 5: Cotton Polyester
Piece 6: Synthetic
Piece 7: Cotton Item Count:
Regular readers will know that I made this quilt with the challenge to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles. I have no idea what I will do if I get to the end of this exercise and discover a miscount!
Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
Buttons and charms: 5
Total items on this block: 15
Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1469
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page. I am diagraming out each block and giving away free block patterns Links to these free pattern pages are also listed on the CQ details FAQ page
This series Crazy Quilt details highlight the hand embroidered seams and embellishments on the blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made up the block click on the block thumbnail.
This cluster of buttons on block 76. They are tucked into the top corner of block.
This is the last detail on tis block next post in this series will be introducing block 77
Today I have a detail from section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler
This detail is worked in perle #5 cotton and silk thread. It is a row of Stepped thread running stitch which has been laced with hand dyed silk thread. Either side of that is a line of chevron cretan stitch worked in perle #5 cotton thread. I then added beads.
This section of the sampler was worked between March and May 2010.
This area is a section in my Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or 32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…
With the start of the Studio Journal class being today I have been very busy.
I do have a little bit to report as I have started on the next pocket for my hussif but as you can see it is barely a start with one seam embroidered but not yet beaded and a few bullion roses started for a motif. As you can see I dont mark out the motifs. I used to but now I just eye ball them and plan as I go.
What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?
Leave a comment and let us know. As a side note for those interested in the mini challenge: