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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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 518 + 519

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

crazy quilt detail 518

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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Introducing Block 79 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

crazy quilt block 79 Today I would like to share a pattern for Block 79 from the I dropped the button box quilt. The quilt is made up of 100, 6 inch blocks and I cant quite believe I have diagramed out 79 of them for my readers.

Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page

It is a lighter block that is part of the dark diagonal line that runs across the quilt.

Over the next few weeks I will share articles about block 79 covering the embroidery and embellishments in closer detail but for today I will focus just on the block and share the pattern with you.

Fabric content:
Piece 1: cotton
Piece 2: Synthetic
Piece 3: Polly Cotton
Piece 4: Silk
Piece 5: Cotton
Piece 6: Cotton with a metallic thread woven through it
Piece 7: Cotton
Piece 8: Unknown – a vintage fabric with a bubbly thread woven into it

block 79 diagramItem Count:
Regular readers will know that I made this quilt with the challenge to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as the I dropped the button box quilt is a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles. It my way of making sure I got the count right. Lets hope I did!

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: 1505

Here is the pattern

crazy quilt block 79 patternIncase you have forgotten what the quit looks like here is a photo to act as a memory prompt

I dropped the button box quilt

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