Introducing block 46 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Introducing block 46 on the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Block 46 is part of the bright band of blocks that run diagonally across the I dropped the button box quilt.

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

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: metallic brocade
  • Piece 2: Chiffon over cotton (2 layers of fabric)
  • Piece 3: Rayon with a metallic thread woven through it
  • Piece 4: Silk
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Cotton

Item Count: 

This crazy quilt made up of 2001 different elements because it was created as an Y2K project. By element I  mean, the quilt contains 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons used in it. All elements are different. So on the quilt you will not find a repeat of the same item. The ongoing item count listed below represents the items used in the crazy quilt blocks documented to date in the crazy quilt details series.

  • Fabric: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 9
  • Total items on this block: 18
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 887


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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