The first block sits in the top left hand corner of the crazy quilt has a dominant tone of grey. For this reason it is possibly one of the least attractive blocks in the quilt.
A you can see there are 6 areas, each of a different fabric.
This crazy quilt block is also made up of some of the most unusual fabrics in the quilt.
The goal of this quilt, if you remember is that it was a Y2k quilt with 2001 different bits of fabric, lace, trim, buttons etc. I had trouble making up the number as the block was pieced towards the end and my supplies were more than a little depleted. Hence a bit of creativity was called for.
- Piece 1:Is a high stretch lycra fabric which was a scrap from a costume I made.
- Piece 2: A grey crepe
- Piece 3: Polyester
- Piece 4: Polyester knit which was also used in a costume
- Piece 5:Is a polished cotton found in a curtain store in one of their swatch books.
- Piece 6: Polyester
As you can see I am not a fabric nazi, in other words I use polyesters as well as the traditional silks, brocades and velvets found in crazy quilting. I feel the original crazy quilters in the past would have used anything that was attractive so I do the same. Not everyone feels this way however and each to their own as there are no rules in crazy quilting.
- Fabric: 6 Pieces
- Braids, ribbons, trims or lace: 5
- Buttons: 9
- Charms: 2
- Total items on block: 22
What is the back story?
This regularly published series aims to illustrate and document the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles are categorised in the projects under Crazy Quilt details which enables readers to browse back through the series.
Free Crazy quilt block patterns
In the process of documenting the seam decorations on this quilt, as I get to each block I am diagramming it out for readers as a free crazy quilt pattern. Links to these free pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page.