Introducing Block 73 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Block 73In this series of articles I aim to illustrate the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on the blocks of my Y2K crazy quilt.

Today I would like to share with readers a pattern for Block 73 which has a dominant blue purple colour scheme. Click on the image of the block to see a larger photo.

Over the next few weeks I will share articles about the embroidery and embellishments in closer detail but for today I will focus just on the block.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Silk
  • Piece 2: Cotton
  • Piece 3: Fine wool
  • Piece 4: Silk
  • Piece 5: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 6: Silk
  • Piece 7: Polyester
  • Piece 8: Polyester

Block 73 patternItem Count: 

On this quilt I used 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. Each piece is different as it I wanted to have 2001 different pieces to make it a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.

  • Fabric: 8
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 6
  • Total items on this block: 17
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1397

Block 73 free patternFree Crazy quilt block patterns

There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page. I am diagraming out each block and giving away free block patterns  Links to these free pattern pages are also listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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