It is time to move on to block 13, of the I dropped the button box crazy quilt.
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.
- 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
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
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.
I want to make a crazy quilt but I don’t know where to start Thank you
Linda Kirkman – sorry it took some time to dig out this information
here is a free online basic quilt course that you can do http://www.shawkl.com/p/crazy-quilt-classes.html
and there are some large facebook groups that have people who will help you out with questions
I’ve printed out the block 13 pattern but I would like to make a 12″block. How do I get dimensions and pattern for each of the pieces that go into making a larger block?
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