Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 535

Crazy quilt block 82This detail is found on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. Click on the thumbnail of the block to read more about the block itself and collect a free pattern.

This seam was first covered with some nylon lace that I had hand dyed using disperse dyes as it was a nylon lace. I then covered the base of the lace with a thin commercial braid. On one side of this braid I added a row of detached chain stitches worked in cotton perle #8. The stitches are units of 3 arranged in fan shape. At the base of the fan shape I added a seed bead.

Stitched over the nylon lace on the other side of the braid I  added a line of bullion knots that I wrapped with a detached chain. The thread is a hand dyed cotton that is the same thickness and perle #5. To tie off the detached chain I used a single oyster stitch. I completed the motif with two straight stitches either side of the detached chain wrapped bullion before adding some oval beads.

crazy quilt seam detail

I dropped button box quilt

This article is part of a series 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 82

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

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Block 82 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

I dropped button box quiltToday I would like to share with you a pattern for block 82 on my I dropped the Button Box quilt.

It is another of the stronger ‘jewel tone’ blocks that help to form the diagonal band pattern that runs across the quilt. These colours can appear to very bright on screen, in fact a bit too bright at times, but if you could see it for real the strong colours give the quilt life.

As I have explained before this quilt is a Y2K quilt which means I used 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. All the pieces are different.  It was a way of using all the bits I had been hoarding! Needless to say these 6 inch blocks often look very crowded but then that is encrusted crazy quilting.

Crazy quilt block 82As usual if you click on the block or the quilt you will see larger versions of the photographs.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Satin
  • Piece 2: Silk brocade
  • Piece 3: Metallic after five fabric
  • Piece 4: Silk
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Cotton
  • Piece 7: Cotton

Crazy quilt block 82 The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.

Item Count:

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon:3
  • Buttons and charms: 10
  • Total items on this block: 20
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1556

Crazy quilt block 82 patternFree Crazy quilt block patterns
As I write this series I am diagraming out each block on the I dropped the button box crazy quilt and giving away the block patterns. The  links to these pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page

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Block 81 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

I dropped button box quiltBlock 81 on the I Dropped the Button Box Crazy Quilt has a marine theme too it. Usually when I share a block pattern I write about that and  then at a later date share the seam embellishments in other posts but with this block I don’t think it will work so there is an eye candy warning ahead as I will talk abut the details on the block too.

As usual if you click the thumbnail of the quilt, or the thumbnail of quilt block, in each case you can see a larger version.

The block I am going to talk about today is block 81. It sits on the far left hand side of the quilt second row up from the bottom. As you can see unlike other blocks in the series that have distinct seam embellishments this block has been treated like a back layer to a picture.

Crazy quilt block 81

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Synthetic
  • Piece 2: Silk devore burnout over a dark cotton foundation fabric
  • Piece 3: Synthetic
  • Piece 4: A flocked Synthetic after five fabric
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Silk

Crazy quilt block 81 diagramItem Count: 

When I made this quilt the challenge was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.

  • Fabric: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon:2
  • Buttons and charms: 8
  • Total items on this block: 16
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1536

Crazy quilt block 81 patternDetail 533

The block has a U shaped formation of feather stitches and up and down feather stitch in hand dyed cotton, hand dyed silk and metalic threads. These are worked over couched novelty yarns such as the tubular knitting yarn secured by the seahorse charm,  in the detail below. French knots and seed beads are interspersed with larger beads, charms and some bugle beads.

Crazy quilt detail  533

Detail 534

The most noticeable detail on this block is the ‘jelly fish’ that sits on a band of hand dyed lace. It is made of a shiny plastic button. For tendrils I used a synthetic metallic yarn that I teased out a little before couching it to the block.  The fish charms are hand made glass beads that I found at a craft fair.

Crazy quilt detail 534Free Crazy quilt block patterns
As I write this series I am diagraming out each block on the I dropped the button box crazy quilt and giving away the block patterns. The  links to these pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page

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Crazy Quilt Seam Details 531 and 532

Crazy quilt block 80Once again I have grouped together two of the details found on block 80 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.

The first is line of sheaf stitch that is worked in hand dyed silk thread that is approximately the same thickness as  #5 cotton perle thread.

The seam at right angles to it is interlaced herringbone stitch also worked in #5 cotton perle thread.

crazy quilt detail 531

The next detail, a cluster of buttons sits at the base of  this seam. The buttons are fun but I enjoyed the seed bead tassel finished with a tiny set of red dice. They add a fun touch!

crazy quilt detail 532

I dropped button box quilt
This is my I dropped the button box Crazy quilt. The patterns for each block are free

This article is part of a series 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 80.

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

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