Today I am introducing block 19, of the “I dropped the button box” quilt.
As you can see this block consists of 7 pieces. Some of the fabric used in this block are a bit different as they are not normally included in crazy quilting blocks. I have seen loads of crazy quilters reject fabrics like Lycra for instance.
There is a tradition among crazy quilters that says a spider and her web brings good luck. The tradition dates back to the Victorian era. So this block has a spider and web.
- Piece 1: Velvet.
- Piece 2: Cotton.
- Piece 3: Metallic after five fabric
- Piece 4: Lycra
- Piece 5: Silk
- Piece 6: Cotton synthetic brocade
- Piece 7: Velveteen
As I have explained before this quilt is a Y2K quilt which is made up of 2001 different elements. By element I mean 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: 7
- Lace, braid and ribbon: 2
- Buttons: 10
- Charms: 2
- Total items on this block: 21
- Total tally on Quilt so far 374
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 dont republish.