Crazy quilt detail 541

crazy quilt block 83This hand embroidered seam detail  of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. Click on the thumbnail to be taken to a description of the block and a free pattern.

The detail below is a stitch that is a favourite of many crazy quilters. It is feather stitch worked in cotton perle #5. To the end of each arm I added a bugle bead.

Crazy quilt detail 541

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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Introducing Block 83 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

crazy quilt block 83Block 83 is a fun block as it has a music theme. Jerry my husband plays the violin  and when we met  (35+ years ago) he earned his living playing in a West Australian Band called Mucky Duck Bush Band. Jerry has since gone on to play in other bands such as Ten Pound Tourist and then Full Circle. I don’t want to turn this into a list of his music CV but he still plays, and we still go to folk festivals. I am often in the situation where both husband and daughter are performing at the same festival in different venues! So music in the house is a constant theme.

When I discovered some quilters cotton that had a violin motif on it I decided that one of the blocks should have music theme. So the idea of this block was born. If you click on the photo you will be taken to page where you can see a much larger version of it.

It is another of the stronger toned blocks that help to form the pattern that runs diagonally across the quilt.

crazy quilt block 83 diagramFabric content:

  • Piece 1: Velvet
  • Piece 2: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 3: Synthetic after five fabric
  • Piece 4: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 5: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 6: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 7: Satin
  • Piece 8: Cotton

Item Count: 

When I made this quilt my challenge was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.

  • Fabric: 8
  • Lace, braid and ribbon:3
  • Buttons and charms: 10
  • Total items on this block: 21
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1577

crazy quilt block 83 pattern

I dropped the button box quiltThis is my I Dropped the Button Box quilt If you click on the thumbnail of the quilt you see a larger photograph of the quilt.

Free Crazy quilt block patterns
There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page. I am diagraming out each block and giving away free block patterns  Links to these free pattern pages are also listed on the CQ details FAQ page

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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 539

Crazy quilt block 82This detail is a seam of hand embroidery found on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. 

Chevron stitch is a popular basic stitch for crazy quilters which is easily worked and lends itself to lots of variation. This is double row of chevron stitch worked in two colours using a cotton perle#5 thread. I then topped it off with detached chain and straight stitches arranged with the aid of a bead to look like little flowers. These were worked in perle #8.

crazy quilt seam detail

I dropped button box quilt

This article is part of a series 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 82

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 536

Crazy quilt block 82This detail is found on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. Click on the thumbnail of the block to read more about the block itself and collect a free pattern.

this is another seam that I first covered with lace. It is a nylon lace that I used disperse dyes to colour. You can see where the nylon took the dye fully and a secondary thread is lighter in colour because it is is made of a different fibre. It is probably a polyester. I liked the effect and chose a light blue perle #5 cotton to work a series of small fly stitches along the edge. I then added cast on stitch worked in hand dyed silk. To the middle of these I added some small gold beads before adding the butterfly charm.

crazy quilt seam detailThis article is part of a series 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 82

I dropped button box quilt
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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