Crazy Quilt Block 94 Pattern and Hand Embroidery Details

Crazy Quilt Block 94Crazy quilt block 94 has a different colour scheme – or a different scheme what I normally use.  As regular readers know when I made my I Dropped the Button Box Quilt I pulled everything on the quilt from my stash. Not only did everything come from my stash this quilt is Y2k quilt so another challenge was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt. It lead to some challenging moments and I learn a lot about Crazy Quilting by making it!

Umm.. dont ask me why I have three cat charms on it as I dont remember. As usual you can click on the photo to see a larger version of the block.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 diagram

Crazy Quilt Block 94 Fabric content:

Piece 1: quilters cotton
Piece 2: Velvet
Piece 3: After 5 metallic fabric
Piece 4: Soft furnishing poly cotton
Piece 5: Soft furnishing poly cotton
Piece 6: Cotton Satin
Piece 7: Soft furnishing poly cotton
Piece 8: Recycled Mans Tie

Item Count: 

As I have said above when I made this quilt my challenge was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is a Y2K quilt. This ongoing item count is a list of the items I have documented in this series of articles

Fabric: 8
Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
Buttons and charms: 9
Total items on this block: 20

Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1798

Crazy Quilt Block 94 free Pattern

Crazy Quilt Block 94 pattern

How I hand embroidered the seams on Crazy Quilt Block 94

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 608On this seam I whipped a line of back stitch that I had worked in scallops. Then I decorated it further with straight stitches and detached chain stitch finished off with seed beads.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 609Once again I used straight stitches and detached chain stitch worked using cotton perle #5 that finished off with line of seed beads

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 610In the case of this seam  I adapted arrowhead stitch to work it around bugle beads.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 611The lace on this seam is hand dyed. After attaching it to the block I decorated it with seed beads.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail 612This is triple Herringbone worked in three types of thread. The pale blue is cotton Perle #5. the pale yellow os silk and the last line is a thread spun with twist of metallic gold. It is produced by DMC, sold on  reel and called Antique gold.

Crazy Quilt Block 94 detail The last detail I have to share with you is a strip of lace that I decorated with black seed beads then added a line of zig-zag chain stitch using an hand dyed cotton thread. Then I added a line of yellow vintage beads. The buttons are also vintage.

I dropped button box quiltIf you are a new reader to this site the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt is set with blocks that are arranged by colour in diagonal lines. My challenge was to have all the crazy quilt blocks reading properly while also pulling everything on the quilt from my stash!

This article is part of a series that offers a free block patterns from my crazy quilt called I dropped the button box while also documenting each block which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page. You can read more about the quilt there.

Have you seen my book?

holding my book in front of quilt

My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results  shares detailed practical methods on how to design and make a crazy quilt. Topics such as fabric choice, tricky challenges like balancing colour, texture and pattern, and how to create movement to direct your viewers eye around the block are covered in detail. I also explain how to stitch and build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be practical and inspiring.

 

Stitchers Templates

marking a seam using my stitchers Templates
As someone who loves crazy quilting and embroidery, I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my templates, you can create hundreds of different patterns to apply to your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

To see what they look like, find out about the free ebook of patterns that come with them visit the information pages. Or go directly to the Pintangle shop to purchase them.

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