Introducing block 40 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Introducing block 40 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

I am pleased to announce that I am now about to start documenting block 40 of the I dropped the button box quilt. This block is in Victorian browns which were very popular at the time.

crazy quilt block 40

Over the next few weeks I will focus on each seam and embellishment and I hope you will enjoy the process.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: A piece of furnishing tapestry
  • Piece 2: Velvet
  • Piece 3: Cotton
  • Piece 4: Velvet
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: velvet
  • Piece 7: Furnishing weight 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: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons and charms: 4
  • Total items on this block: 15
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far 768

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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