Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 492

I dropped the button box block 77Today I would like to share a detail on block 75 of the I Dropped the Button Box Crazy Quilt.

If you click on the thumbnail you will be taken to a page that houses a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made the block.

Detail 492 is actually a seam covered in vintage cotton lace that I have then decorated further with long tail chain stitches, French knots, Fly stitch, detached chain stitches and seed beads. I used cotton perle #5 (the white thread) , #8 (the tan thread) and #12  (the pink thread)

Crazy quilt seam detail
This article is part of a regular series which illustrates the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. If you want to read more articles in serie investigate the Crazy Quilt details category.
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3 Comments

  1. Hi, Sharon,
    For over a year I have been amazed at your work. Then I saw a lace jacket on the Sundance website.
    The question is this: Do I make the jacket first; line it, then applique the lace and embellishments on it? OR do i make a lace crazy quilt, cut it up and attach it to the jacket in some way?
    I have done hand stitched traditional quilts and more inventive quilts, with blue jeans, combined with favorite fabrics; but I get sidetracked; as I am a graphic designer and illustrator.
    Your thoughts?
    Thank you so much for the inspiration. Your work is stunning.
    Thanks, Sharon!
    (I’ll send you a picture if I can figure out how to do it.)

    1. the way I would do it is instead of making crazy quilt blocks –
      foundation piece the pattern of the jacket – hand embroider the pieces then make up the jacket
      Just make sure everything you do on it is washable

      sharonb

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