Introducing block 34 of the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

crazy quilt block

It is time to introduce Block 34 which has a colour scheme made up of shades of white and blue.   This is probably a simple colour scheme but as I said when introducing the last block 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 on this block over the next few weeks and that readers are still enjoying seeing me document the seams, embellishments and decorations on the I dropped the button box quilt.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton
  • Piece 2: Polyester
  • Piece 3: Cotton polyester furnishing fabric
  • Piece 4: Crepe
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Lace over cotton
  • Piece 7: Cotton polyester furnishing fabric

crazy quilt block pattern

Item Count: 

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, lace, braid, charm, button or ribbon. The count below is ongoing and represents the items in the quilt blocks documented in this blog so far.

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons and charms: 11
  • Total items on this block: 22
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far 665

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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2 Responses to Introducing block 34 of the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

  1. Annet says:

    This is very pretty block. I still enjoy looking at all the details. The top button looks like porcelain.

    I think you missed my second class block 2 weeks ago. It’s here:
    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/ecq-2
    http://fat-quarter.blogspot.com/2010/08/encrusted-crazy-quilting-11.html

  2. Suztats says:

    I am enjoying seeing all the seam treatments and embellishments and learning so much! Thank you.

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