Block 60 on I dropped the Button Box Quilt

crazy quilt block

At first glance block 59 looks a bit dull but on the quilt is sits well. The tones are designed to fit in with the diagonal bands of colour on the I Dropped the Button Box quilt. If you want to see the quilt again, visit the CQ details FAQ page as there is a photograph along side details about this series of articles.

Click the image to see a larger version of the block.

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.

crazy quilt block pattern

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton
  • Piece 2: Cotton
  • Piece 3: Linen cotton mix dress fabric
  • Piece 4: Polycotton and lace overlay
  • Piece 5: Cotton furnishing fabric
  • Piece 6: Synthetic
  • Piece 7: Linen

Over the next few weeks I hope you enjoy reading about the seam and embellishments and close details of what was done on this block.

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 pieces 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: 4
  • Buttons and charms: 10
  • Total items on this block: 21
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1164

crazy quilt block pattern

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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One Response to Block 60 on I dropped the Button Box Quilt

  1. Love this, I was fixin to put buttons on a pillow I am making this morning and I thought I need to see something with buttons. There it was you email note. Thanks you were reading my mind.
    xo

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