Crazy quilt lace decoration:
This is a piece of hand dyed lace on block 38.
Originally I found the piece on a second hand jacket. It was a fairly hideous thing discovered in a thrift shop. The garment had sleeves made of this lace, so I cut the sleeves off, cut the lace in pieces, dyed it in different colours and then used small pieces in crazy quilting.
It is about an inch and quarter high.
Some seed beads sit in the middle of the flowers but the lace is secured all around the edge with tiny stitches in regular sewing cotton of the same colour.
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.