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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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 540

Crazy quilt block 82This is the last detail found on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt.

Although at first glance it looks like a button cluster it is actually covering a seam. The seam was covered with a black ribbon that has a gold pattern woven into it. the ribbon was very wide, so I decided to turn it into feature and draw attention to it with a few buttons.  They are a mix of modern and vintage buttons. Well…I went a bit mad with the buttons and almost complete hid the ribbon!

crazy quilt seam detail

I dropped button box quilt

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 82

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 539

Crazy quilt block 82This detail is a seam of hand embroidery found on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. 

Chevron stitch is a popular basic stitch for crazy quilters which is easily worked and lends itself to lots of variation. This is double row of chevron stitch worked in two colours using a cotton perle#5 thread. I then topped it off with detached chain and straight stitches arranged with the aid of a bead to look like little flowers. These were worked in perle #8.

crazy quilt seam detail

I dropped button box quilt

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 82

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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Crazy Quilt Seam Detail 538

Crazy quilt block 82This is a seam decoration found, tucked up high in the corner on block 82 of my I dropped the button Box Crazy Quilt. 

This seam decoration started off as a line of herringbone stitch worked in cotton perle #5. I then laced it with a hand dyed silk that is approximately the same thickness as #5 perle. The next stage in the development of this line of stitches is that I added the valleys some detached chain stitches and straight stitches. To these I added some little flower motifs. They are French knots worked using silk thread which was also hand dyed.

crazy quilt seam detail

I dropped button box quilt

This article is part of a series that highlight the hand embroidered seams and Crazy Quilt details on the quilt blocks that make up my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. For a free pattern of the block visit the web page about block 82

Each block on this quilt has a free pattern which  are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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