Crazy quilt detail 543

crazy quilt block 83This hand embroidered seam detail  of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt is easily missed on the crazy quilt block as the eye jumps between the button cluster and the little blue heart shaped button. It is made of sheaf stitch that was then laced with a thin black metallic yarn that adds a little sparkle.

As usual click on the thumbnail of the block to be taken to a description of the block and a free pattern.

Crazy quilt detail 543

I dropped button box quiltThe patterns for each block of this quilt are free. 

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams on my I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt  Each block is 6 inches and there are 100 of them! For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 83 and for the rest of the blocks see the list on  the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy quilt detail 541

crazy quilt block 83This hand embroidered seam detail  of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. Click on the thumbnail to be taken to a description of the block and a free pattern.

The detail below is a stitch that is a favourite of many crazy quilters. It is feather stitch worked in cotton perle #5. To the end of each arm I added a bugle bead.

Crazy quilt detail 541

I dropped button box quiltThe patterns for each block of this quilt are free. 

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on my I Dropped the Button Box quilt  For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 83 and for the rest of the blocks see the list on  the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 524 and 525

crazy quilt block 79

This detail on block 79 started off with a line of back stitch worked a little loosely so that I could thread a thicker thread through it. The thread is a type of knitting yarn that is a bit like a thicker chainette. I laced it in and out of the back stitch then secured it with some small bugle beads. It is a very quick and easy seam treatment for crazy quilting that a new hand to crazy quilting can easily work.

The buttons were added after the embroidery and are two modern buttons that went well with the block.

crazy quilt detail

The next detail is easily missed on the block as it is only an inch long. The seam decoration consists of a line of tied herringbone stitch that is topped with detached chain stitch. I added some small red beads along the seam to draw the eye a little. I did not want this seam to be to strong as it sits next to the buttons on the block and I did not want it to compete. So to keep it in control I stitched it in a thread that was similar in colour and tone to the fabric.

crazy quilt detailFree Crazy quilt block patterns

This article is part of a series of articles 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 79.

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

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