CQ detail 324

CQ detail 324

crazy quilt detail

Decoration on crazy quilt block:

This detail on block 48 of the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt is what I call a floral spray. The motif is made up of bullion roses and detached chain stitches are used for the leaves. Both are worked in wool. I then further embellished the area with seed beads.  The spray is quite small as you can see some of the bullion rose buds are as big as 2 seed beads.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.

One comment

  1. I love love love this and am working on a "Sharon inspired" floral spray practically as I write… although very slow at bullions. I so wish I had a video of you whipping that thread… You are in my thoughts often… Gerry Krueger..

    Gerry Krueger

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