CQ details is a series of articles which gave away the free the block patterns for each of the blocks on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box.
Each block is a 6 inch block.
I piece all blocks by machine using the sew and flip method and then add the hand embroidery.I include the lace and braids in the piecing but if for some reason while hand stitching I think I want to add a bit of lace or braid I just unpick a few of the stitches and tuck the lace in the seam and secure them with a few hand stitches.
This quilt is a Y2K quilt which means I Dropped the Button Box contains 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. All are different. It was a way of using a sample of all the bits I had been hoarding! In the articles that introduce each block the on going item count represents the items on the quilt that I have documented to date.
Each block featured in this series has been introduced alongside an illustration of the block, a layout plan and a free piecing pattern.
Links to the free crazy quilt block patterns in the series so far:
Have you seen my book?
My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares detailed practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. From fabric choice, to balancing colour, texture and pattern, in order to balance and direct the eye around the block. I cover how to stitch, build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be practical and inspiring.
Have you seen 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.
Visit the Pintangle shop to purchase them. To see what they look like, find out about the free ebook of patterns that come with them visit the product information pages in the shop.
I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use. However, you must attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may NOT take whole articles from this series and reprint them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing.