Crazy Quilt Block 87 is a green toned block which contrasts well against the warm autumnal tones of the blocks next to it. ( If you want to see a larger photo click on the image of the image of the block.) Lines of different coloured blocks run diagonally across the quilt ( if you are new to this site click on the image of the quilt at the end of the article to see the set of the quilt) It was a challenge getting all the blocks to read properly as I was pulling everything on the quilt from my stash! I wanted to use as many different pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, and buttons in the quilt as possible. Why? The I Dropped the Button Box Quilt is a Y2K quilt so I was trying to use 2001 items on the quilt. Here is the block diagramed out so you can see the pattern. Many people are surprised by the lace on the lower right hand side of the block because it does not run along a seam it is placed across one! There are no rules in crazy quilting and this is another example of adapting what fits to the block. This is the types of fabrics I used. As you can see I am no fabric snob I use what I have to hand. If it fits I use it, and if it’s pretty that is even better! Fabric Content
- Piece 1: Synthetic soft furnishing fabric
- Piece 2: polyester dress fabric
- Piece 3: polyester dress fabric
- Piece 4: Cotton
- Piece 5: Synthetic soft furnishing fabric
- Piece 6: Synthetic soft furnishing fabric
Item Count: My challenge with this quilt was to use 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons as I wanted it as a Y2K quilt. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.
- Fabric: 6
- Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
- Buttons and charms: 10
- Total items on this block: 20
- Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1657
This article is part of a series that offers a free block patterns from my crazy quilt called I dropped the button box while also documenting each block which are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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