This is a close up detail of the buttons in the button cluster on block 12 . It is a mix of vintage and modern buttons. At the base sits a turtle. This is a charm given me which is a symbol for long life. At the time I hoped the quilt would have one!
Placement on block:
On block 12 this cluster of buttons runs over pieces 1, 2, 5 and 6
What is the story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
For a stitch guide to hand embroidery stitches, instructions can be found in my stitch dictionary