Introducing block 27 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 27 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

crazy quilt block

I am so pleased to be introducing block 27 because by the end I think block 26 was making me wince a little too much. As I said when I introduced block 26 I used many fabrics not often used in crazy quilting. Me and my “you can use anything you like” philosophy nearly got me into trouble with that one!

Block 27 is still a little brash but much better than its neighbour.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Synthetic
  • Piece 2: Velvet
  • Piece 3: Chinese Silk Brocade
  • Piece 4: Cotton
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Silk
  • Piece 7: Synthetic after five dress fabric
  • Piece 8: Cotton covered with lace

crazy quilt block pattern

Item Count: 

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: 8
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 5
  • Buttons and charms: 11
  • Total items on this block: 24
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far 536

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, do not republish.
crazy quilt block pattern

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *