Crazy quilt block 65 on my I Dropped the Button Box quilt is part of a series of articles which aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, and decorations on the quilt. Along the way, I hope to provide some inspiration and ideas on how to stitch a crazy quilt embellishments. Articles in the series are categorised under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Block 65 is a much stronger colour than block 64. Click on the image of the block and you will see a larger photo. It is what I call Victorian tones. They are not bright colours but they are strong colour as and it is one of the blocks that forms part of the strong coloured central band that runs diagonally across the quilt. There is photo of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page and in that you can see the set of the quilt and what I am rattling on about.
Over the next few weeks I will share and write about the embroidery and embellishments in close details. I hope readers will enjoy it.
These are the fabrics that I used on this block
- Piece 1: velvet
- Piece 2: Silk
- Piece 3: wool
- Piece 4: Brocade
- Piece 5: Brocate
- Piece 6: Cotton
The I Dropped the Button Box quilt is a Y2K quilt. On the quilt I used 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. It was a way of using a sample of all the bits I had been hoarding! The on going item count listed below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.
- Fabric: 6
- Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
- Buttons and charms: 10
- Total items on this block: 20
- Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1251
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, I am diagramming each crazy quilt block and providing a free pattern for readers. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
Each block is listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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