Crazy Quilt Block 94 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy Quilt Block 94Crazy quilt block 94 has a different colour scheme – or a different scheme what I normally use.  As regular readers know when I made my I Dropped the Button Box Quilt I pulled everything on the quilt from my stash. Not only did everything come from my stash this quilt is Y2k quilt so another challenge was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt. It lead to some challenging moments and I learn a lot about Crazy Quilting by making it!

Umm.. dont ask me why I have three cat charms on it as I dont remember. As usual you can click on the photo to see a larger version of the block.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 diagram

Crazy Quilt Block 94 Fabric content:

Piece 1: quilters cotton
Piece 2: Velvet
Piece 3: After 5 metallic fabric
Piece 4: Soft furnishing poly cotton
Piece 5: Soft furnishing poly cotton
Piece 6: Cotton Satin
Piece 7: Soft furnishing poly cotton
Piece 8: Recycled Mans Tie

Item Count: 

As I have said above when I made this quilt my challenge was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt. This ongoing item count is a list of the items I have documented in this series of articles

Fabric: 8
Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
Buttons and charms: 9
Total items on this block: 20

Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1798

Crazy Quilt Block 94 free Pattern

Crazy Quilt Block 94 pattern

How I hand embroidered the seams on Crazy Quilt Block 94

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 608On this seam I whipped a line of back stitch that I had worked in scallops. Then I decorated it further with straight stitches and detached chain stitch finished off with seed beads.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 609Once again I used straight stitches and detached chain stitch worked using cotton perle #5 that finished off with line of seed beads

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 610In the case of this seam  I adapted arrowhead stitch to work it around bugle beads.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 611The lace on this seam is hand dyed. After attaching it to the block I decorated it with seed beads.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 612This is triple Herringbone worked in three types of thread. The pale blue is cotton Perle #5. the pale yellow os silk and the last line is a thread spun with twist of metallic gold. It is produced by DMC, sold on  reel and called Antique gold.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail The last detail I have to share with you is a strip of lace that I decorated with black seed beads then added a line of zig-zag chain stitch using an hand dyed cotton thread. Then I added a line of yellow vintage beads. The buttons are also vintage.

I dropped button box quiltThis 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.

Have you seen my Crazy quilters templates?

As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting I designed these templates with other crazy quilters in mind. With my Crazy Quilters Templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to embroider on your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

Crazy Quilt Templates set 1 you will find here 

Crazy Quilt Templates set 2 you will find here 

Crazy Quilt Block 93 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy Quilt Block 93Crazy quilt block 93 is possibly one of my favourites. 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.  You can see the quilt  in the on the CQ details FAQ page.  My challenge was to have all the crazy quilt blocks reading properly while also pulling everything on the quilt from my stash! I did not want to buy new fabrics and items for the quilt.

As usual you can click on the photo of the block to see a larger version.

Crazy Quilt Block 93 patternCrazy Quilt Block 93 Fabric content:

Piece 1: Soft furnishing polycotton
Piece 2: Soft furnishing polycotton
Piece 3: Soft furnishing polycotton
Piece 4: Soft furnishing polycotton
Piece 5: Polycotton
Piece 6: Cotton covered with wide brocade ribbon
Piece 7: Tafeta
Piece 8: Soft furnishing polycotton

Item Count: 

As regular readers know I set myself a  personal challenge when making my I dropped the button box quilt.  I wanted to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt.  I am using this series to check the count! This  item count list it the items to date that have been documented in this series of articles.

Fabric: 8
Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
Buttons and charms: 8
Total items on this block: 19

Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1778

Crazy Quilt Block 93 free Pattern

Crazy Quilt Block 93 pattern

How I hand embroidered the seams on Crazy Quilt Block 93

Crazy Quilt Block 93 detail 602The first thing I always notice on this block is this vintage button. It sits on a seam that has been decorated with buttonhole stitch. I varied the height of the arms and added a seed bead on the longest arms.

Crazy Quilt Block 93 detail 603The next seam I covered with a band of lace. At the base of the band is line of Herringbone stitch worked in a hand dyed cotton perle #5, that is couching down a thin ribbon. I added seed beads for further embellishment. Along the top I used Pistil stitch arranged in a fan worked using cotton perle #5 thread.

Crazy Quilt Block 93 detail 604Feather stitch  is one of my favourites. You will see me use it again and again. This sample is worked using cotton perle #5 and I added some seed beads to the arms.

Crazy Quilt Block 93 detail 605On this seam I covered it with lace and picked out the pattern of the arches in back stitch. I used cotton perle #8. Along the base of the lace I used detached chain stitches arranges in a small fan with a seed bead at the base.

Crazy Quilt Block 93 detail 606The last is a cluster of vintage buttons that I placed over a brocade ribbon that was secured to the block using Herringbone stitch.

I dropped button box quiltThis 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.

Have you seen my Crazy quilters templates?

As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting I designed these templates with other crazy quilters in mind. With my Crazy Quilters Templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to embroider on your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

Crazy Quilt Templates set 1 you will find here 

Crazy Quilt Templates set 2 you will find here 

Hand Embroidery band sampler details 741-744

hand embroidery band sampler detail 741I have some more details from long band sampler which I would like to share with readers. If you are new to Pintangle this band sampler is 96 feet long or 29.38 meters- anyway its long ( you dont want to have iron it…) but it is only 6 inches wide and is made up of strips of fabric that have been joined together. If you want to know more about it you can read about it on my Sampler FAQ page.

Band 741 is very simple as it is 2 rows of Cretan stitch worked in silk buttonhole twist thread that is about the same thickness as cotton perle #5.  Technically it is a type of alternating Cretan stitch as one side of the stitch  is longer than the other.  I worked the two rows and added beads in a line down the middle.

hand embroidery band sampler detail 742

Band 742 is an experiment with threaded running stitch. Working in cotton perle #5 I stacked 3 lines of running stitch and then laced the apricot chainette through it before adding bagel beads.

hand embroidery band sampler detail 743Band 743 is another experiment with threaded running stitch. I worked 2 lines of running stitch in  cotton perle #5 before lacing it with a fine metallic yarn.

hand embroidery band sampler detail 744

Needlework sampler section 51 e

The last band is another example of a little journal element on my sampler. I recorded the Christchurch earthquake using a cotton perle #8 thread I worked the letters in back stitch. My daughter had lived and studied in Christchurch for 3 years at the Circus school there so I felt a connection to the city.

These close up details of my hand embroidery sampler are part of an on going series of articles. The thumbnail on the left is  the section of the sampler where these band appear. If you are interested in this section of the band sampler you can read about it here