Crazy quilt 8 inch blocks

crazy quilt block

Stitches used and information about this Crazy quilt block.

As with most of the blocks in this crazy quilt this 8 inch block is worked on crazy patched foundation of synthetic and natural and recycled after 5 fabrics.

The floral spray up the left side of the block is made up of silk ribbon flowers using Japanese ribbon stitch. The smaller daisies are bullion stitches with detached chain around the outside of them. These stitches are arranged in a circle. The spray also contains feather stitch worked in DMC Pearl 5 and little circular floral motifs worked in cast on stitch with a bead sewn in the middle. French knots and seed beads are also dotted about the area.

In the bottom right hand area the lace was hand dyed and edged with Pekinese stitch using a fine ribbon. Below that is an arrangement of straight stitches. The red and black braid also has straight stitches splaying along the sides. In the top right corner below the cluster of buttons is a variety of feathered chain stitch. Below this sheaf stitch and below this almost in the middle of the block is two rows of tied herringbone worked in DMC pearl 5. In the middle of the row a novelty bead was sewn. In the top left hand corner zig zag chain is topped off with bugle beads, straight stitches and seed beads.

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If you have just landed in the middle of this site via a search engine these 8 inch blocks for a crazy quilt currently in progress. It is for a crazy quilt that has an emphasis on combinations of hand embroidery stitches and a variety of seam embellishments. if you are interested in combinations of stitches for seam embellishments on crazy quilting projects you might also enjoy some of the links under crazy quilting in the side bar and Crazy quilt Seam treatments which are diagrams for seam embellishments and as a reference you can use the Stitch Dictionary. You may enjoy another crazy quilt I have made titled I dropped the button box. There are also other Crazy quilting projects on the site as well. For a full run down on what is available here see the About this site page.