One of the first things you notice when you look at block 79 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt is a tumble of vintage and modern buttons that fall across the block. They are placed over some vintage lace. The buttons easily draw the eye and if you not careful you will miss out on smaller details that act as little surprises.
The first little surprise detail is a row of straight stitches arranged in a fan and topped with a plum coloured glass bead. They look a bit like flowers growing a row along the edge of the lace
The next little surprise is the same type of treatment but running along the edge of another piece of vintage lace.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
This article is part of a series of articles that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 79.
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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