Introducing crazy quilt block 6

Introducing crazy quilt block 6

crazy quilt block

I would like to introduce block 6 in the I dropped the Button Box quilt. I hope people will enjoy seeing it in more detail over the next week or so.

crazy quilt block

Fabric content:

Once again this small block has 9 pieces of fabric in it.

  • Piece 1: Polyester found in a swatch book
  • Piece 2: Polyester found in a swatch book
  • Piece 3: Cotton found in a swatch book
  • Piece 4: Cotton from Libertys in London
  • Piece 5: Silk from a dress found in a second hand shop
  • Piece 6: Polished cotton found in a swatch book
  • Piece 7: Velvet
  • Piece 8: Cotton found in a swatch book
  • Piece 9: Polyester cotton found in a swatch book

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
  • Braid: 1
  • Lace: 2
  • Buttons: 10
  • Total items on this block:  22
  • Total tally on Quilt so far 124

crazy quilt block

What is the 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.
I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please don’t republish.


  1. If your numbers indicate the order in which you are to sew the pieces together, it would be easier to switch the order numbers 5 and 6 then you would not have to partial seam them.

  2. I’m trying a version of this with the kids at my Arts and Crafts camp. I am going to pre-cut the pieces and number them on the back. The kids are going to do a practice fit on a 12″ square of foam board. Then we will Mod Podge the fabrics to the foamcore board, starting in the upper right hand corner to get a good fit. We will cover the “seams” with rick rack, ribbon, and other trim. Or at least that’s the plan.
    I want to introduce fabric arts as a valid form of art to the kids and their parents.

    Sharon Freeman
  3. I am SO glad that you’ve decided to share this pattern. I am new to this type of quilting and confused at the same time but seeing your pattern helps a lot. Yesterday (my first day) I tried all different types of ways, needless to say that my pieces didn’t have sides that matched and I was so frustrated and wasting so much time trying to figure out what I was supposed to do, I looked all over GOOGLE but couldn’t find any help, It almost seemed that crazy quiliting was some kind of secret that no one wants to share.

    Thank you for giving me hope and a really nice pattern to follow!

    Linda P

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