Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 554 and 555

Crazy quilt block 84Yay I made it! These are the last few details on block 84 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt .

I wanted to share them with you as that means I can start the new year with block 85. Tell me if you like the increased pace of these posts as I would like to finish the series but I don’t want over do it for readers.

This is one of my favourite little things that are on the quilt.  These two little charms of baby shoes always make me smile. You can see how small they are compared to the seed and bugle beads. The glass button they are next to is vintage.

Crazy quilt detail of charms on block

The last detail from block 84 I would like to share is a cluster of buttons. These are modern but the colours sat well on the block. Don’t forget you can see the complete photo block 84 . I have enjoyed sharing this one. I hope readers have enjoyed it too.

Crazy quilt detail of buttons on block

I dropped button box quiltThis article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and details on my crazy quilt called I dropped the button box.

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 550 and 551

Crazy quilt block 84

I have another 2 embellished seams to share with you today as I would like to have all the articles about the hand embroidered detail on block 84 completed by Christmas so I can start the New year with block 85. Let me know if you like the slightly faster pace of publication. I slowed it right down a good year or so ago as I had feed back that it was a bit to much. I have not minded as I have not had to think too much about what to write but I do wonder if people would like a little more a little more often!

Anyway these 2 details I think are one of my favourites in the whole quilt. The first is a line of herringbone worked along the seam in perle #5 cotton.  I then added seed and bugle beads.

Seam embroidery on crazy quilt block

The next seam decoration was a mistake! I was working Alternating bullion buttonhole which is a version of alternating buttonhole where the arms that alternate are bullion stitches. You can take a look at bullion buttonhole here. I was aiming for an alternating feather stitch like version but started working my bullions away from the center line rather than pointing my needle to the middle. This meant that the thread half wrapped itself around the bullion producing an extra loop. I realised within a few stitches what I had done but kept going as I liked it.

seam embroidery on crazy quilt block

I dropped button box quiltThis article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and details on my crazy quilt called I dropped the button box. Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy quilt detail 546 + 547

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 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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