Introducing Block 77 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

I dropped the button box quiltToday I would like to share  Block 77 on my I Dropped the Button Box quilt which looks a bit dull taken out of context however it fits the set of the quilt as part of the diagonal line that runs across the quilt. It is an example of choosing colours for a block that will fit the set of the quilt. If you click on the thumbnail of the quilt you see what I mean by diagonal bands of colour that run across the quilt.

Crazy quilt block 77

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. Once again if you click on the photo you will see a larger version of the block.

Fabric content:
Piece 1: quilters cotton
Piece 2: poly cotton
Piece 3: Silk
Piece 4: Synthetic fabric
Piece 5: Cotton Polyester
Piece 6: Synthetic
Piece 7: Cotton
Item Count:
Regular readers will know that I made this quilt with the challenge to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles. I have no idea what I will do if I get to the end of this exercise and discover a miscount!

Crazy quilt block 77 diagramFabric: 7
Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
Buttons and charms: 5
Total items on this block: 15
Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1469

Crazy quilt block 77 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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2 Responses to Introducing Block 77 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

  1. christine robinson says:

    I’ve just found your blog as i need to do a crazy patchwork sample for a course i am doing. I love all the information on your blog. I really didn’t like crazy patchwork but your work has changed my mind.
    Could you tell me if you are putting on a bit of ribbon, lace etc do you put it on when sewing the pieces of the block together so that the end are sewn in to the seam?
    I can see me getting distracted by all the beautiful embroidery stitches. Love your work.

    • sharonb says:

      Christiene I add lace and braid as I assemble the block – or if I think of something while doing the embroidery I simply unpick the seam a bit – lets face it it is only half an inch and then tuck the lace in – had sew it in place and on I go

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