Introducing block 37 in the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Introducing block 37 in the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

crazy quilt block

Time to introduce another strong coloured block ad Block 37 is in rich jewel tones. If you click on the image above you will see a larger version

I hope you will enjoy the focus on each detail over the next few weeks. When I started this I never quite realised  just how many details there would be I hope readers are enjoying seeing this quilt in close focus like this as all the seams, embellishments and decorations on the I dropped the button box quilt would make quite a resource file.

crazy quilt block

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Silk
  • Piece 2: Lycra
  • Piece 3: Silk
  • Piece 4: Silk
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Polyester
  • Piece 7: Lace over 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: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 7
  • Total items on this block: 17
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far 716

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.


  1. As a beginning CQer, I am always facinated with your work. I so appreciate the way you so generously share your ideas and techniques. This block I beautiful and I like how you pointed out the seam lines. Sometimes that is hard to see, when you are distracted with all the embellishments.

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