Introducing block 10 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 10 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

crazy quilt block

This morning I am introducing block 10  in the I dropped the Button Box quilt. I hope people will enjoy seeing it in more detail over the next week or so.

Fabric content:

It is actually quite a simple block as you can see there are only 6 pieces of fabric in it

  • Piece 1: Velvet
  • Piece 2: Polyester /cotton mix from a blouse.
  • Piece 3: Open weave linen
  • Piece 4: Polyester from a costuming fabric scrap
  • Piece 5: Polyester Satin
  • Piece 6: Corduroy

crazy quilt block free pattern

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 of items on the blocks so far.

  • Fabric: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons: 6
  • Charms: 3
  • Total items on this block: 18
  • Total tally on Quilt so far 193

crazy quilt block free 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.
For a stitch guide to hand embroidery stitches, instructions can be found in my stitch dictionary

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 do not republish.


One comment

  1. Hi Sharon,

    I am really in love with these crocheted medallions. They seem like the perfect size and shape for these blocks.
    I’m working on a couple little assisi projects and will post links for photos as soon as I’m done. Lots of inspiration on that front here, with your leaves, crab and seahorse work.

    Glad to see you back, by the way.


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