Introducing Block 69 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Crazy quilt block 69Today I would like to  introduce Block 69 which is a muted colour scheme but I quite like it.

As usual click on the image to be taken to a larger version.

The top right hand corner has an unusual vintage souvenir. People used to make these slouch hats from an Australian Penny. half pennies and pennies were  pressed over a shape. I remember them from when I was  a child. Dad said it was something people did after the first world war. Slouch hat pennies are an example of soldiers craft and some are now collectors pieces.

If you want to see the set of this quilt there is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page. 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 69 diagramFabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton
  • Piece 2: Silk
  • Piece 3: Cotton
  • Piece 4: Cotton Synthetic mix
  • Piece 5: Velvet
  • Piece 6: Cotton Synthetic Brocade
  • Piece 7: Cotton
  • Piece 8: Silk

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: 8
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 8
  • Total items on this block: 19
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1327

Crazy quilt block 69 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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