CQ details is the category name I gave to a series of articles which gives free the patterns for each block patterns on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. I also share what I did when I hand embroidered the seams, and how I decorated and embellished each block.
Each block is a 6 inch block.
I piece all blocks by machine using the sew and flip method 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.
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! In the articles that introduce each block the on going item count represents the items on the quilt that I have 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 91, and still to come … 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.