This hand embroidered seam detail on block 80 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.
As you can see there is a big red London bus on it …well it is not actually a London bus it is a charm of a London bus. I purchased it as a souvenir when I visited London. It was on one of those hideous tourist key rings. I always look at what is on key rings and often all you need is pair of pliers and bingo you have an interesting charm with a story. The block was very red and I felt once set in the quilt, it was going to stand out like a double decker bus! It does not but at the time I felt it might. I added the other palace guard charm later.
The next detail I would like share today is a braid that covers a small seam. I stitched it to the block and then added red beads. It was a very simple seam treatment for any block.
This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the 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 80.
Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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