Introducing crazy quilt block 8

Introducing crazy quilt block 8

crazy quilt block detail

I would like to introduce block 8 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 pattern

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: Silk from a second hand op shop find
  • Piece 2: Polyester from a blouse.
  • Piece 3: Polyester costuming scrap
  • Piece 4: Polyester from a blouse
  • Piece 5: Polyester
  • Piece 6: Polyester Satin
  • Piece 7: Velvet

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: 7
  • Lace and braid: 3
  • Buttons: 4
  • Total items on this block:  14
  • Total tally on Quilt so far 154

crazy quilt block pattern


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. These blocks have been so inspiring, I have finally finished my purple block that I started with your Encrusted CQ Course earlier this year. Thanks so much for the sharing of your work so freely, it is greatly appreciated.

    Arlene White

  2. Hi Sharon, These crazy quilt blocks and descriptions are such a gift. Thank you so much for your time and effort sharing these. I’ve put ladies in my CQ group on to them.

    In appreciation,

    Doni Palmgren

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