Introducing block 3

I am up to documenting the third block of this quilt

crazy quilt block

I think this block is also a little more interesting than the first block. I hope people will enjoy seeing it again in more detail. I must admit to be enjoying this process of documenting this quilt as I remember just how much I enjoyed making it. I think it was the ‘all pieces different’ aspect that was a challenge. I did not want it to look a huge hodge podge of messy chaotic glitzy stuff! I really enjoyed the challenge of pulling it into some sort of control. So much so that I am resisting starting a 2011 crazy quilt – or The Button Box 10 Years On. I console myself with the fact that the diamond quilt is nearly done.

crazy quilt pattern

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Is a cotton covered with a lace. The lace is a trim from a blouse. The blouse was a red polyester  which you can just see at he edge of the lace.
  • Piece 2: Part of a silk tie (one of Jerry’s)
  • Piece 3: Polyester
  • Piece 4: Part of a polyester tie
  • Piece 5: Cotton velvet.
  • Piece 6: Polyester cotton mix found in a swatch book scavenged from a curtain shop here in Canberra.
  • Piece 7: Cotton covered with lace

crazy quilt pattern

Item Count: 

As I explained in my introductory post this is a Y2K quilt as it has 2001 different bits on or in it. My definition of ‘bits’ was either a different fabric, lace, braid, charm, buttons or ribbon.

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace: 4
  • Buttons: 11
  • Total items on block: 22
  • Total tally on Quilt so far 64

What is the back story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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One Response to Introducing block 3

  1. Elaine Good says:

    This is my favorite so far! I love those red buttons!

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