Crazy Quilt Seam Details 526 + 527

Crazy quilt block 80This 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.

crazy quilt detail 526

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.

crazy quilt detail 527

I dropped button box quilt
Free Crazy quilt block patterns from the I dropped the button box Crazy Quilt

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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  1. That’s a really nifty idea with the keyring/charm. I must bear that in mind. Maybr one day, when I get to taking up CQ, I’ll do a block for each place of significance I’ve visited. An interesting idea for the future, no? In the meantime, here I sit working on improving my cast on stitches.

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