CQ detail 362

CQ detail 362


This decoration is found on block 53 of the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt. It is a vine of cast on stitch flowers worked in perle #8 which was hand dyed. Each has a French knot in the middle. The vine is stem stitch and leaves are detached chain. These are both worked in hand dyed rayon thread.

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.


  1. The cast on flowers are amazing! Love the color scheme too! Looking forward to Studio Journal a Designers Workhorse class with you on Feb.9th @pintangle.com. Were you ears burning tonight? I had a discussion about you with a computer technician from Romania who was remotely accessing my computer to download new anti virus. He saw the pansy block I did a journalling piece on your class here in CT, USA last year as my wallpaper on desktop, and we were discussing all you do for stitching fingers, pin tangle and the online stitching community. Only good things of course>

    Marianne Squire Maszer

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