Crazy Quilt Seam Details 531 and 532

Crazy quilt block 80Once again I have grouped together two of the details found on block 80 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.

The first is line of sheaf stitch that is worked in hand dyed silk thread that is approximately the same thickness as  #5 cotton perle thread.

The seam at right angles to it is interlaced herringbone stitch also worked in #5 cotton perle thread.

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The next detail, a cluster of buttons sits at the base of  this seam. The buttons are fun but I enjoyed the seed bead tassel finished with a tiny set of red dice. They add a fun touch!

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This is my I dropped the button box Crazy quilt. The patterns for each block are free

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 80.

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy Quilt Seam Details 529 + 530

Crazy quilt block 80I have 2 details from  block 80 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt to share with readers today.

The first detail  was tricky to photograph, but it is  feather stitch worked in cotton perle #5 thread. I added straight stitches also in cotton perle #5 yellow thread  and then continued to pep it up a bit with some small gold beads as the block was looking a bit dark.crazy quilt detail 529The next detail is from the top left corner. I secured some red ribbon over the seam with gold beads, detached chain and straight stitches worked in cotton perle # 8 thread and then I added a bit of metallic thread also to brighten the corner and draw the eye away from the metallic fabric in the middle of the block.

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I dropped button box quiltThis is my I dropped the button box Crazy quilt. The patterns for each block are free

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 80.

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 528

Crazy quilt block 80This hand embroidered seam detail  on block 80 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.

Crazy Quilt detail 528 is of some hand dyed red lace. since it was set against a black background I did not need to do too much with it. using a rayon thread I attached the lace with detached chain stitch, oyster chain stitch and straight stitches.

The Palace guard charm was a little item I collected on a trip to London. It balances the charm of the london bus which is in the top right hand corner of the block.

crazy quilt detail 528

I dropped button box quilt
This is my I dropped the button box Crazy quilt. The patterns for each block are free

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 80.

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy Quilt Seam Details 526 + 527

Crazy quilt block 80This hand embroidered seam detail  on block 80 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.

As you can see there is a big red London bus on it …well it is not actually a London bus it is a charm of a London bus. I purchased it as a souvenir when I visited London. It was on one of those hideous tourist key rings. I always look at what is on key rings and often all you need is pair of pliers and bingo you have an interesting charm with a story. The block was very red and I felt once set in the quilt, it was going to stand out like a double decker bus! It does not but at the time I felt it might. I added the other palace guard charm later.

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The next detail I would like share today is a braid that covers a small seam. I stitched it to the block and then added red beads. It was a very simple seam treatment for any block.

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Free Crazy quilt block patterns from the I dropped the button box Crazy Quilt

This article is part of a series  that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 80.

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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