Introducing block 36 in the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Introducing block 36 in the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

crazy quilt block

Gosh one day it feels like an age since I started documenting this quilt then the next day I am surprised to be moving on to another block. It is time to introduce Block 36 which is another that has a strong colour scheme.

I hope you will enjoy the focus on each detail over the next few weeks. I also hope that readers are still enjoying this series and seeing me document the seams, embellishments and decorations on the I dropped the button box quilt.

crazy quilt block pattern

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Velvet
  • Piece 2: Lycra
  • Piece 3: Cotton
  • Piece 4: Metallic fabric
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Polyester Cotton
  • Piece 7: Cotton

Item Count: 

This quilt is a Y2K quilt as it is made up of 2001 different elements. An element is defined as a different piece of fabric, lace, braid, charm, button or ribbon. All elements are different. The count below is ongoing and represents the items in the quilt blocks documented in this blog so far.

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons and charms: 5
  • Total items on this block: 16
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far 699

crazy quilt block 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.
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.


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