CQ Detail 246

CQ Detail 246

crazy quilt hand embroidery detail

This hand embroidered seam detail on block 37 is a combination of oyster stitch and detached chain stitches

Why have I described this as hand embroidered? Because last week I got an email from a lady who asked me what sewing machine produced my stitches. I told her they were hand embroidered and her reaction was “I did not know anyone did that anymore” Needless to say I am going to use  the term hand embroidered more often!


perle cotton #8 for the oyster stitch and abroder cotton for the detached chain

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.


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