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crazy quilt block 79This hand embroidered detail is a seam on block 79.

The area of the patch is covered with Silk Ribbon Embroidery. I filled the area with woven roses and leaf stitch, then sprinkled French knots throughout. The French knots are worked in hand dyed rayon ribbon floss

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Along the edge of the seam I worked sets of 3 detached chain stitches in a burgundy cotton Perle #8 thread. At the centre of each set I stitched a small pearl bead.

crazy quilt detail Free 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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In this section of the crazy quilt block I covered the seam with some hand dyed lace and further embroidered it with detached chain stitch. The thread is hand dyed silk. I then added some copper coloured beads and some seed beads.

The ‘flower’ is a crochet motif. I secured the metal flower in the middle of the crochet motif with small bead. I felt it set  the motif off. Both lace and motif are from the same dye lot.

What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please dont republish.