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.
- 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.
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
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.