Introducing block 11 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

crazy quilt block
Time to introduce block 11 as placed on this grid. The block actually found itself set sideways by accident in the I dropped the Button Box quilt but to be honest no one has ever noticed (or they are too polite to say)

Once again I hope people will enjoy seeing it in more detail over the next week or so. As you can see there are 7 pieces of fabric in it.

crazy quilt block free pattern
Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton canvas from a swatch book found in a soft furnishings and curtain fabric shop
  • Piece 2: Polyester from a blouse.
  • Piece 3: Polyester from a swatch book found in a soft furnishings and curtain fabric shop
  • Piece 4: Cotton fabric scrap from a maternity dress of mine
  • Piece 5: Satin with a vintage cotton lace which has been hand dyed, layer on top
  • Piece 6: Silk and wide ribbon
  • Piece 7: Silk

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. This is the count of items on the blocks so far.

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons: 6
  • Charms: 2
  • Total items on this block: 19
  • Total tally on Quilt so far 212

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.

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