Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 524 and 525

crazy quilt block 79

This detail on block 79 started off with a line of back stitch worked a little loosely so that I could thread a thicker thread through it. The thread is a type of knitting yarn that is a bit like a thicker chainette. I laced it in and out of the back stitch then secured it with some small bugle beads. It is a very quick and easy seam treatment for crazy quilting that a new hand to crazy quilting can easily work.

The buttons were added after the embroidery and are two modern buttons that went well with the block.

crazy quilt detail

The next detail is easily missed on the block as it is only an inch long. The seam decoration consists of a line of tied herringbone stitch that is topped with detached chain stitch. I added some small red beads along the seam to draw the eye a little. I did not want this seam to be to strong as it sits next to the buttons on the block and I did not want it to compete. So to keep it in control I stitched it in a thread that was similar in colour and tone to the fabric.

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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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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 522 and 523

crazy quilt block 79

One of the first things you notice when you look at  block 79 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt is a tumble of vintage and modern buttons that fall across the block. They are placed over some vintage lace. The buttons easily draw the eye and if you not careful you will miss out on smaller details that act as little surprises.

The first little surprise detail is a row of straight stitches arranged in a fan and  topped with a plum coloured glass bead. They look a bit like flowers growing a row along the edge of the lace

crazy quilt detail

The next little surprise is the same type of treatment but running along the edge of another piece of vintage lace.

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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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 521

crazy quilt block 79

This seam on block 79 started of a Cretan stitch worked in a chainette thread. The fabric is quite bulky as it is a vintage piece of silk with a heavy slub woven through it as part of the pattern. So I chose a heavy thread so that is would not disappear the texture of the fabric.

I then added some black bugle beads  and some vintage faceted beads.

This sort of embellishment along a seam is quick to work and since Cretan is a basic stitch it is suitable for new hands to crazy quilting too!

crazy quilt detailFree 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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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 520

crazy quilt block 79

This hand embroidered detail is a seam on block 79 on my I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

This seam is covered with a commercial braid that is about half an inch wide. I stitched it to the block then along each edge I worked a series of straight stitches in sets of two arranged  in V formation. I then laced a knitting yarn through the V shaped stitches. I completed the embellishment with black seed beads placed on top of the V stitches. It looks as if the knitting yarn is laced around the seed beads but it is just a trick. So I was doing a sneaky sharon stitch. I hope it gives you a few ideas to work with.

 

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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