Introducing crazy quilt block 5

Introducing crazy quilt block 5

crazy quilt block
With the fourth block (placed on this grid ) documented I am now up to the fifth which is another that is to be found in the I dropped the Button Box gallery. I hope people will enjoy seeing it again in more detail.

Fabric content:

How I managed a small block like this with 9 pieces of fabric on it I am not sure but I did! It was of course in order to help make the number of  2001 elements

  • Piece 1: Quilters cotton scrap from a quilt I made Eve (my daughter ) which was a gift for her 18th birthday.
  • Piece 2: Polyester cotton mix found in a swatch book scavenged from a curtain shop here in Canberra.
  • Piece 3: Polyester found in a swatch book
  • Piece 4: Cotton
  • Piece 5: Velvet
  • Piece 6: Quilters cotton scrap from a quilt I made Eve
  • Piece 7: Cotton covered with lace
  • Piece 8: Quilters cotton scrap from a quilt I made Eve
  • Piece 9: Polyester from a blouse found in a second hand shop

Item Count: 

As I have explained before this quilt is a Y2K quilt which is made up of 2001 different elements. My definition of an element was either a different fabric, lace, braid, charm, buttons or ribbon. So far this is the count

  • Fabric: 9
  • Lace: 2
  • Buttons: 9
  • Total items on this block:  20
  • Total tally on Quilt so far 102

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.

crazy quilt block pattern


  1. Had a go at a square made like this yesterday (freehand and full of confidence ‘oh this looks easy’…..) it’s surprisingly difficult lol. So thank you for this placement plan- I’ll try this next time!

  2. I made something similar from recycled denim with lace and appliques, but I don’t know how to go about quilting it. Do you have any suggestions? This was my first attempt at making a quilt so I am really stumped as to what is next. Thank you.

    Peggy Anderson
  3. Just found this great quilt and want to use the block patterns but having problems printing them at the correct size, they are not even square. Any suggestion? Thank you very much for sharing this pattern.

    Claudia Mielke
  4. Wow! You are so creative – thank you for the inspiration! I’ve been visiting the Antique Pattern Library you linked to and I got so excited my heart started pounding. Thank you!!


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