CQ details is a regularly published series which aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.
This quilt is a Y2K quilt which means I Dropped the Button Box contains 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. All are different. It was a way of using a sample of all the bits I had been hoarding!
Each block is a 6 inch block.
I piece all blocks by machine and then add the hand embroidery. I include the lace and braids in the piecing but if for some reason while hand stitching I think I want to add a bit of lace or braid I just unpick a few of the stitches and tuck the lace in the seam and secure them with a few hand stitches.
In the articles that introduce each block the on going item count represents the items documented to date.
Each block featured in this series has been introduced alongside an illustration of the block, a layout plan and a free piecing pattern.
Links to the free crazy quilt block patterns in the series so far:
Block 86, Block 87, Block 88, Block 89, Block 90,
Block 91, Block 92, Block 93, Block 94, Block 95,
Block 96, Block 97, Block 98, Block 99, Block 100
I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use. However, you must attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and reprint them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing.