Introducing block 57 on I dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Block 57 on I dropped the button box crazy quilt

Block 57 is a pale block made up of  apricot tones designed to fit in with the diagonal bands of colour on the quilt.  Just as a reminder, if you ever want to see the quilt visit the CQ details FAQ page as there is a photograph and full details about the quilt and this series there.

crazy quilt block free pattern

Also by chance this block is made of cottons which demonstrates you do not need a lot of fancy fabrics to work a crazy quilt.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 2: Cotton (curtaining)
  • Piece 3: Cotton (under the crochet lace)
  • Piece 4: Cotton
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Cotton (curtaining)
  • Piece 7: Quilters cotton

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.

Item Count: 

This quilt is a Y2K quilt which means I Dropped the Button Box contains 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. All 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: 9
  • Total items on this block: 19
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1099

free crazy quilt block pattern

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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3 Responses to Introducing block 57 on I dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

  1. Gorgeous! I too can’t wait to see a closeup of the floral spray…

  2. Annet says:

    Love the floral spray in this block, I’m looking forward to see it in detail.

  3. iHanna says:

    This is so pretty Sharon, love how romantic this block is! 🙂

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