Block 53 is quite a dramatic block but a bit difficult to photograph. It forms part of the strong diagonal band of colour that runs across the quilt.
Over the next few weeks I will focus on each seam and embellishment and I hope the crazy quilters out there will enjoy seeing each close up.
- Piece 1: Polyester Cotton scrap from a dress
- Piece 2: Quilters Cotton
- Piece 3: silk
- Piece 4: Silk
- Piece 5: Silk
- Piece 6: Synthetic cotton mix
- Piece 7: Silk
The I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt contains 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons because it was a Y2K quilt. All elements are different. It was a way of using a sample of all the bits I had been hoarding! The on going item count listed below represents the items documented to date in the crazy quilt details articles.
- Fabric: 7
- Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
- Buttons and charms: 6
- Total items on this block: 16
Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1026
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. However, you must attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and reprint them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing.