Introducing block 13 of the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 13 of the “I dropped the button box” quilt

It is time to move on to block 13,  of the I dropped the button box crazy quilt.

crazy quilt block

I know many people enjoy monotone crazy quilt blocks and I hope people will enjoy seeing it in more detail over the next week or so. As you can see there are 6 pieces of fabric in it. Although it has only 6 pieces of fabric there are quite a few buttons. Count them you will see what I mean.

crazy quilt block free pattern Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: After five evening wear synthetic with a gold metallic weave in it
  • Piece 2: Silk from an after 5 dress.
  • Piece 3: Satin
  • Piece 4: Silk
  • Piece 5: lace over a synthetic after five fabric
  • Piece 6: lace over a synthetic after five fabric

Item Count: 

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 count is an ongoing count of items and pieces in the quilt blocks documented so far.

  • Fabric: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons: 15
  • Charms: 0
  • Total items on this block:  24
  • Total tally on Quilt so far 257

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.


    1. If I was you I would expand the block in the graphics program- simply scale it up to what you size you want and print it out
      but I would only use these blocks as 9 inch blocks at the largest as they will look too sparce ie the area of fabric to stitching is too thin – as a 12 inch block and it could lead to an appearance of stingy looking crazy quilt. Crazy quilts are generous with embroidery if you get what I mean


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