Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 513

Crazy quilt block 78

The Crazy Quilt details  series of articles each highlight the hand embroidered seams and embellishments on the blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. I hope the eye candy and details give you ideas fro your own crazy quilting projects. For a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made up the block click on the block thumbnail.

This hand embroidered detail is a seam on block 78 . I first attached some hand dyed green lace then embroidered French knots using a wool thread. I then added the heart shaped beads along the edge

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Introducing Block 78 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Crazy quilt block 78Today I would like to share with readers a pattern for Block 78 .

Block 78 is a darker block that is part of the dark diagonal line that runs across the quilt.

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Over the next few weeks I will share articles about the embroidery and embellishments in closer detail but for today I will focus just on the block and share a free pattern with you!

Crazy quilt block 78 diagram

Fabric content:
Piece 1: brocade
Piece 2: Silk
Piece 3: Silk
Piece 4: Velvet
Piece 5: Cotton

Item Count:
Regular readers will know that I made this quilt with the challenge to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles. I guess you could say it my way of making sure I got the count right! (I have no idea what I will do if I get to the end of this exercise and discover a miscount!)

Fabric: 5
Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
Buttons and charms: 7
Total items on this block: 16
Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1485

Crazy quilt block 78 pattern

Free Crazy quilt block patterns
There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page. I am diagraming out each block and giving away free block patterns  Links to these free pattern pages are also listed on the CQ details FAQ page

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Crazy Quilt details 511 and 512

Crazy quilt block 77This series highlights  hand embroidered seams and embellishments on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.  For a free pattern click on the block thumbnail.

Today we have two details from  block 77.

The first is cluster of modern buttons that sit in the corner of the block. The little horse is a reference to a favourite toy my daughter had when she was a child. The maroon button sits at the very corner of the block and is helping to tie the quilt.

The bottom image (detail 512) is of a very unusual hand made disk like decoration. I think it is made of fimo. I am not sure as I received it in a swap.

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Free Crazy quilt block patterns
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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Crazy Quilt seam detail 510

Crazy quilt block 77This series highlights the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.  For a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made up the block click on the block thumbnail.

This is a hand embroidered detail of a seam on block 77.

As you can see this has a seam that is not embellished! I think it is the only seam on the quilt that was left. I had the lace sitting about a quarter of an inch above the seam and at the time I felt it was enough. The lace is hand dyed and added seed beads after running a line of chain stitch along the bottom edge. The chain stitch was worked in blue cotton perle # 12.

Crazy quilt detail 510
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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