Block 33 is a little bit unusual as it is quite greyish. If you click on the image you can see a larger version. The colour scheme because is not so predicable. When there are 100 blocks in a quilt you need a few that are not screaming at you.
I hope you will enjoy the focus on each detail over the next few weeks. We are approximately a third through documenting the seams embellishments and decorations on the I dropped the button box quilt.
- Piece 1: Rayon form a skirt I used to own
- Piece 2: Polyester form a jacket I used to own
- Piece 3: Cotton furnishing polyester fabric
- Piece 4: Brocade
- Piece 5: Velvet
- Piece 6: Quilters Cotton
This quilt is made up of 2001 different elements as it was made in 2001. 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: 2
- Buttons, charms, coin: 9
- Total items on this block: 17
- Total tally of items on the quilt so far 643
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.
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.