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!

Fabric: 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

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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Crazy Quilt seam detail 505

Crazy quilt Block 76

This series Crazy Quilt details  highlight the hand embroidered seams and embellishments on the blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block and information about the fabrics I used when I made up the block click on the block thumbnail.

This cluster of buttons on block 76. They are tucked into the top corner of block.

This is the last detail on tis block next post in this series will be introducing block 77

Crazy Quilt seam detailFree Crazy quilt block patterns
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Detail 666 on my Freeform Hand Embroidery Sampler

Sampler section 50
Today I have a detail from  section 50 on my Love of Stitching Band Sampler

Stitches Used

This detail is worked in perle #5 cotton and silk thread. It is a row of Stepped thread running stitch which has been laced with hand dyed silk thread. Either side of that is a line of chevron cretan stitch worked in perle #5 cotton thread. I then added beads.

Detail on Hand Embroidery Needlework Sampler


This section of the sampler was worked between March and May 2010.


This area is a section in my  Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or  32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…

Sampler FAQ
If you want to know more about this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.

Work in Progress Wednesdays

With the start of the Studio Journal class being today I have been very busy.

I do have a little bit to report as I have started on the next pocket for my hussif but as you can see it is barely a start with one seam embroidered but not yet beaded and a few bullion roses started for a motif. As you can see I dont mark out the motifs. I used to but now I just eye ball them and plan as I go.

Crazy quilted Hussif in progress

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

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As a side note for those interested in the mini challenge:

The idea is that people design their own sewing caddy or hussif in any style of quilting or embroidery. The is no deadline.  I presented some informal guidelines here.
One of the challenges this year on CrazyQuilting International is to create a hussif you may want to combine the two challenges. If you are a crazy quilter and working a hussif dont forget my give away tutorial on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams