Introducing Block 68 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Crazy quilt block 68 Today I introduce crazy quilt Block 68 which is a red-ish autumn colour scheme. On it’s own it looks a bit hum drum but since it is part of one of the darker bands that run diagonally across the quilt it works in its context.

If you want to see the set of this quilt there is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page and click on the block image to see a larger version.

The charms have a bit of a story as Jerry my husband plays the violin and we both like reading. Probably we spend far too much time with our nose in a book. In fact when we met what impressed me was not that he was a musician in band, but that he had a large collection of books almost as many as mine! We started talking about the books we read and liked and 7 days later he proposed marriage! That was 33 years ago.

Over the next few weeks I will share and write about the embroidery and embellishments in close details. I hope readers will enjoy it. If you dont want to miss out just follow the link to  Subscribe to Pin Tangle by Email and have it delivered to your In Box.

Crazy quilt block 68  diagram

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton
  • Piece 2: Velvet
  • Piece 3: Silk
  • Piece 4: Synthetic Velour
  • Piece 5: Synthetic
  • Piece 6: Cotton
  • Piece 7: Synthetic

Item Count: 

The I Dropped the Button Box quilt is a Y2K quilt. On the quilt I used 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. 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 this series of articles.

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons and charms: 9
  • Total items on this block: 20
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1308

Crazy quilt block 68  free patternThis 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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