Crazy Quilt Block 73 in the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Crazy quilt block 73 has a dominant blue purple colour scheme. It is a pretty block and people seeing the I dropped the button box quilt are always attracted to it. Click on the image of the block to see a larger photo. Fabrics and Items used on Crazy quilt …

R. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions a free ebook online

R. Ackermann’s Repository of fashions was published 1829 and has been digitized and made available as free Google ebook. For those with a tablet it is easily read or you can view it on your computer. The book contains some really lovely fashion plates of the day which will be …

100 Crazy Quilt details Day 86

The seam embellishment for 100 Crazy Quilt details Day 86,  looks a little different. I first stitched down a thin braid – it is about a quarter of an inch wide. On both sides of the braid I worked Half chevron stitch along both sides, in cotton perle #5 thread. …

Day 84 in 100 Crazy Quilt details

Day 84 in 100 Crazy Quilt details another seam which I first covered with a thin, hand dyed, piece of lace. On one side I worked a straight stitch in a groups of three in cotton perle #8 and then added a small flower like shape using caston stitch. This …

Day 83 in 100 Crazy Quilt details

Day 83 in 100 Crazy Quilt details I am sharing a little design element that adds something different to a crazy quilt block. This detail is from a crazy quilt project includes a vintage button that is tucked into a prairie point. Prairie points are great to include in a …