Crazy quilt button decoration:
This cluster of vintage buttons on block 38 were collected over the years from thrift shop garments, swaps made with other crazy quilters, garage and swap meet sales and generally been a scavenger.
The rich colours sit well and even the pale green workmans shirt button looks OK in the cluster.
The brown button is for a coat or a jacket and is made of Bakelite
The red button is also an early plastic. probably in its day it was considered a bit cheap and nasty now we love the vintage styling.
The charm was something I picked up along the way.
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.