Introducing block 32 of the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

crazy quilt block

Block 32 is a little bit of a favourite with me. I like the colour scheme because is not so predicable. Also across the bottom I have couched a novelty thread and the seam treatment is a little more free form.  I hope you will enjoy the focus on each detail over the next few weeks.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Silk
  • Piece 2: Polyester
  • Piece 3: Cotton
  • Piece 4: Cotton furnishing  polyester fabric
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Cotton with a layer of lace over it

crazy quilt block pattern

Item Count: 

This quilt is a Y2K quilt which is made up of 2001 different elements. By element I mean either a different piece of fabric, a piece of lace or lace motif, braid, charm, button or strip of ribbon. This count is ongoing and represents the items in the quilt blocks documented in this blog so far.

  • Fabric: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons: 7
  • Total items on this block: 17
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far 626

crazy quilt block pattern

What is the 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.
Copyright
I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please dont republish.


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One Response to Introducing block 32 of the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

  1. Mrsblocko says:

    I love this block too, especially piece 4 with the little squirrel on it. I can’t tell from the picture is it embelished from something printed on the fabric or your own design? I also love the flowers stitched on piece 5 of this block. They look like little daffodils.

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