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crazy quilt block 83Today I have two details from block 83 on my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt, to share. The first is where I covered a seam in some hand dyed lace. the lace is a rayon cotton mix ( I think ) and I used procion dyes to get a good strong yellow that would match the block. This seam sits on the lower left side of the block. With the violin print on one side and the button cluster (below) in the top right hand side I wanted a good strong colour to draw the eye to the bottom of the block. I knew if I used a lace that was a dark blue it would not be noticed. So I went to the complimentary to balance the other side of the block and then added blue seed beads to give it more pop.

Crazy quilt detail 546This is the button cluster that sits above the violin print. There are some nice vintage buttons that attract people. Finally I added a charm that sits well with the music theme.  Above the button is a seam of up and down buttonhole worked along the edge of some copper metallic ribbon braid. The stitches are worked in pairs for interest. Small seed beads finished the seam.

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Crazy quilt detail 547

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 detail 545

crazy quilt block 83This hand embroidered seam detail  runs most of the height of block 83. The print of the violin is on a quilters cotton and I only had a small scrap. In other words the image was not complete. I did not want people to get too fussed about this so I added a huge bunch of buttons a little to the left of the top of the violin and ran a seam up the side that would catch peoples eye.

The seam was first covered with a blue commercial braid and then I added straight stitches in perle #5 cotton. Seed beads finished the seam off.

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Crazy quilt detail 545

 

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 detail 544

crazy quilt block 83When people see this little seam detail  they often think it is a thin braid but it is not. It is actually hand embroidery. What stitch is it? It is a line of oyster chain stitches that are worked in rayon ribbon floss. I added the seed and bugle beads after working the line of stitches. Oyster stitch was  Take a Stitch Tuesday stitch # 30. Details and ideas on how to use Oyster stitch are here and here is a tutorial on how to work Oyster stitch

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Crazy quilt detail 544

 

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 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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