Introducing block 63

crazy quilt blockBlock 63 is another jewel tone that forms part of the central band of blocks that run diagonally across the I Dropped the Button Box quilt.

Jewel toned blocks are sometimes hard to photograph and I hope you can see this clearly. There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page and you can see a diagonal band running across the quilt. This block is part of that band.

Click on the image to see a larger version.

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

crazy quilt block free patternThese are the fabrics that I used on this block.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: synthetic velvet
  • Piece 2: Silk
  • Piece 3: Metallic fabric
  • Piece 4: Silk
  • Piece 5: Synthetic after five fabric
  • Piece 6: Silk brocade
  • Piece 7: Silk

Item Count: 

The I Dropped the Button Box quilt is a Y2K quilt. Why is this bit of information of interest? While making the quilt I used 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 series of 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: 1209

crazy quilt block free 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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4 Responses to Introducing block 63

  1. Liz Eph says:

    i’ve really enjoyed having a look at the full quilt – i don’t quite know how i missed it before. interesting to see this block in it’s context with the colours meeting in the middle but pulling in both directions – the warm one way the cool the other. but i don’t know which way to let my eyes go cos i like both :-) i also like the way that in the middle you draw in hints of a lot of the colour themes that are going to happen elsewhere with the hint of green and gold and even the black. i like the way that the round of the buttons cuts into the rigid geometry of the lines. sometimes i’ve seen you do it with the sewing, but you’ve let the buttons do more of the talking this time and those pieces of lace. i like the art nouveau look of the scrap on the left.

  2. Liz Eph says:

    Thanks Sharon.x

  3. Liz Eph says:

    Ooooh it’s lovely . Just had a feast of eye candy. I’m relatively new to your site and hadn’t seen that quilt before. x