CQ Detail 207

CQ Detail 207


This block is very difficult to divide up into individual details so I am tackling areas at a time.

The most noticeable thing is a large cluster of vintage buttons but the detail I wanted to point to is two lines of up and down feather stitch one of which, runs along seam the edge of piece 4.

The seam that runs along piece 4  is covered with some edging and then buttons but I also added some embroidery. I then tucked some bugle beads into the the forks of  the up and down feather stitch.


Cotton perle

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.
I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please dont republish.


  1. The July/August issue of Piecework Magazine has well illustrated articles on samplers of sewing, embroidery, smocking, bobbin lace, crochet, and knitting. There are also an article on English rural smocks of rthe 18th and 19th centuries, and instructions for an Orenburg knit sampler.


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