Crazy Quilt Block 86 is a warm autumnal toned block in orange and brown tones and sits well next to the bronze brown tones of block 85 . As you can see from the image of the quilt below the blocks are set so that the different colours form diagonal lines that run across the quilt. It was a challenge getting all the blocks to read properly and it was also a challenge to create useful blocks from my stash at the time.
In this quilt my challenge was to use as many different pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, and buttons in the quilt as possible. As the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt is a Y2K quilt so I was trying to use 2000 items on the quilt. Apart from sharing with readers what fabrics and items I used on these blocks these posts keep track of the tally too!
Here is the block diagramed out so you can see the pattern. Many people are surprised by the ribbon woven through the crochet lace on the lower right hand side of the block because it does not run along a seam it runs across one! I have often said there are no rules in crazy quilting and this is another example.
- Piece 1: Velvet
- Piece 2: cotton under nylon lace
- Piece 3: A loose weave cotton
- Piece 4: Silk
- Piece 5: Cotton ( recycled from a pari of trousers)
- Piece 6: Cotton ( furnishing fabric scrap)
- Fabric: 6
- Lace, braid and ribbon:4
- Buttons and charms: 7
- Total items on this block: 17
- Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1637
Here is the free crazy quilt block pattern. I hope you find it useful.
Each block is listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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