Introducing Block 83 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

crazy quilt block 83Block 83 is a fun block as it has a music theme. Jerry my husband plays the violin  and when we met  (35+ years ago) he earned his living playing in a West Australian Band called Mucky Duck Bush Band. Jerry has since gone on to play in other bands such as Ten Pound Tourist and then Full Circle. I don’t want to turn this into a list of his music CV but he still plays, and we still go to folk festivals. I am often in the situation where both husband and daughter are performing at the same festival in different venues! So music in the house is a constant theme.

When I discovered some quilters cotton that had a violin motif on it I decided that one of the blocks should have music theme. So the idea of this block was born. If you click on the photo you will be taken to page where you can see a much larger version of it.

It is another of the stronger toned blocks that help to form the pattern that runs diagonally across the quilt.

crazy quilt block 83 diagramFabric content:

  • Piece 1: Velvet
  • Piece 2: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 3: Synthetic after five fabric
  • Piece 4: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 5: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 6: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 7: Satin
  • Piece 8: Cotton

Item Count: 

When I made this quilt my challenge was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as it is 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: 10
  • Total items on this block: 21
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1577

crazy quilt block 83 pattern

I dropped the button box quiltThis is my I Dropped the Button Box quilt If you click on the thumbnail of the quilt you see a larger photograph of the quilt.

Free 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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4 Responses to Introducing Block 83 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

  1. Forgive23psalm says:

    Saw you on pinterest, love the idea of crazy quilting and want to give it a try, your blocks are inspiration.

  2. Barbara Mleynek says:

    I am happy for you that you have had a blessed life and willing to share some of it with us. It gives us a more personal touch with you. across the pond, Barb USA

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