Introducing block 39 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Introducing block 39 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

crazy quilt block

Time for a shift in tone and to introduce block 39. I have always enjoyed this block. I am not sure why but I think it is the little bird print in the middle of the block.  If you click on the image above you will see a larger version

Over the next few weeks I will focus on each seam and embellishment.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Polyester Cotton mix
  • Piece 2: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 3: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 4: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 5: Linen
  • Piece 6: Soft furnishing weight cotton
  • Piece 7: Quilters cotton
  • Piece 8: brushed cotton
  • Piece 9: Quilters cotton

crazy quilt block pattern

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: 9
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 10
  • Total items on this block: 20
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far 753

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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