Crazy Quilt Block 91

Crazy quilt block 91Crazy quilt block 91 is a block in shades of blue gold and burnt yellows.  This block sits in the overall diagonal design of my I Dropped the Button Box quilt. On this block I mainly used a mix of quilters cottons.    There is 8 pieces of fabric used in this  6 inch block.

Crazy quilt block 91 diagram

Crazy Quilt Block 90 Fabric content:

Piece 1: quilters cotton

Piece 2: quilters cotton

Piece 3: quilters cotton

Piece 4: Velvet

Piece 5: Cotton corduroy

Piece 6: quilters cotton

Piece 7: quilters cotton

Piece 8: quilters cotton

Item Count: 

My personal challenge when I made this quilt 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. In other words I am using this series to check the count!

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: 1744

Crazy Quilt Block 91 free Pattern

Crazy quilt block 91 patternThe Embellished Details on Crazy Quilt Block 91

 

 

Crazy quilt block 91detail 589The first photos is of 2 seam details. Feather Stitch is worked in Rayon ribbon floss and alternating buttonhole stitch in worked in cotton perle #5.

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This seam was first covered with this metallic lace. I then edged it in detached chain stitches arranged in sets of 3 along the seam.

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This Cretan stitch is worked in cotton Perle #5 thread and I added sequins that are secured with seed beads in the spaces between the arms of the Cretan Stitches.

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I first covered this seam with braid then added seed beads along the length of the braid. Along the edge of the braid I added sets of 3 straight stitches arranged in a fan I then topped these with seed beads.

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The last detail is a cluster of buttons 1 of which is vintage as the dark blue one is old. The rest are modern buttons. These buttons sit beside a line of zig zag chain stitch that I worked in cotton perle #5 thread

I dropped button box quiltIf you are new to this site the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt is set with blocks that are arranged by colour in diagonal lines.   My challenge was to have all the crazy quilt blocks reading properly while also  pulling everything on the quilt from my stash!

This 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.

I have two sets of Crazy quilt templates available

Crazy Quilt Templates set 1 you will find here 

Crazy Quilt Templates set 2 you will find here 

Crazy Quilt Block 90

Crazy quilt block 90Crazy quilt block 90 is a monotone block in shades of green that sits in the overall diagonal design of my I Dropped the Button Box quilt. It is a mix of fabrics with polyester after five fabrics sitting along side silk brocades. So you can see that I am no fabric snob and will use anything to hand that fits.  There is 7 pieces of fabric on this 6 inch block so it is quite crowded but you can still see what is going on. (To see a larger photo click on the image of the block.)

Crazy Quilt Block 90 Fabric content:

Piece 1: Silk brocade

Piece 2: Cotton

Piece 3: Silk

Piece 4: Velvet

Piece 5: Polyester

Piece 6: Polyester

Piece 7: Silk Brocade

Crazy quilt block 90 diagramItem Count: 

As regular readers know my challenge when I made this quilt 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: 7

Lace, braid and ribbon: 3

Buttons and charms: 11

Total items on this block: 21

Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1724

Crazy Quilt Block 90 free Pattern

Crazy quilt block 90 pattern

Once again I will include both pattern and details together in one post.

The Details on Crazy Quilt Block 90

Crazy quilt detail 586 from block 90

This seam was first covered with a snippet of lace that I had dyed. I used procion dyes as this was a rayon lace. I then decorated the lace edges with motifs that are made up of detached chain stitch and French Knots.

Crazy quilt detail 585 from block 90The second detail is also lace. This is cotton that I put in the same dye bath. Along the edge I stitched down some commercial dark green satin ribbon that had been folded into little pockets. I then decorated the lace by embroidering French knots, detached chain stitch and straight stitches alongside seed beads. Two of the buttons in the button cluster are vintage.

Crazy quilt detail 587 from block 90The third detail is a seam of Alternating up and down buttonhole stitch that is worked in silk thread.

Crazy quilt detail 588 from block 90The last detail I would like share with you is  the cluster of buttons 2 of which are vintage and 2 are plastic. I mix old and new together. I know some crazy quilters don’t do this but as I have said before I use what I have.

I dropped button box quiltIf you are new to this site the set of the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt consists of diagonal lines of colour.   My challenge was to have all the crazy quilt blocks reading properly as I was pulling everything on the quilt from my stash!
This 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.

I have two sets of Crazy quilt templates available

Crazy Quilt Templates set 1 you will find here 

Crazy Quilt Templates set 2 you will find here 

Crazy quilt block 89 Pattern

Crazy Quilt Block 89Crazy Quilt Block 89 has been photographed and diagramed so here it is! I have decided to include both pattern and details together. If readers like these longer but less frequent posts let me know.

(To see a larger photo click on the image of the block.) As you can see it is a dark dramatic block. I hope you enjoy it

Here is the block diagramed out so you can see the pattern. These are the types of fabrics I used. I list these with every block because some people feel they need to have expensive fabrics to do crazy quilting. Expensive luxurious fabrics are beautiful and of course I love them but you can use any type of fabric as there are no rules as such in crazy quilting. People who say you must use natural fabrics etc limit themselves. I use a lot of recycled fabrics from after wear that are synthetic. The fabric industry and the world has has changed since the Victorian times and you can bet that the Victorians being a thrifty lot would have used what they had access to! As you can see the fabric on 6 is a Lurex  stretch knit which was a scrap from a costume I had made. I use what I have to hand and if it’s pretty that is even better!

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Satin
  • Piece 2: Cotton
  • Piece 3: Satin
  • Piece 4: Metallic after five fabric
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Lurex gold fleck knit!

Item Count: 
This quilt was made as a Y2K and I challenged myself to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons all pulled from my stash! For fun as I write this series I am tracking the  items as a way to document the quilt but also check the final count!

  • Fabric: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 5
  • Buttons and charms: 15
  • Total items on this block: 26
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1703

Diagram for Crazy Quilt Block 89Here is the pattern for Crazy quilt block 89 of I Dropped the Button Box Quilt.

Pattern for Crazy Quilt Block 89

The details on Crazy quilt block 89

Detain 581 on Crazy Quilt Block 89

The first seam detail on the block is some hand dyed lace. I used procion dyes to do this.  The seam itself is decorated with a line of Chevron stitch that has been decorated with plastic novelty beads.

Detail 582 on Crazy Quilt Block 89This seam can be a little deceptive because instead of using the black gimp braid to hide the seam I moved it up the fabric piece and placed it down the side of a brocade ribbon. I secured the black braid with straight stitches worked in a red cotton perle #5 thread. The actual seam has a line of herringbone stitch running along it.

Detail 583 on Crazy Quilt Block 89

This seam treatment is feather stitch worked in a hand dyed silk thread.

Detail 585 Crazy Quilt Block 89

The last detail is of the black braid running along the edge of the Lurex knit and button cluster.

I dropped button box quiltIf you are new to this site the set of the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt consists of diagonal lines of colour.   My challenge was to have all the crazy quilt blocks reading properly as I was pulling everything on the quilt from my stash!

This 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.

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.

I have two sets of Crazy quilt templates available

Crazy Quilt Templates set 1 you will find here 

Crazy Quilt Templates set 2 you will find here