Introducing block 48 in the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 48 in the “I dropped the button box” quilt

block 48

Many people find block 48 interesting when they notice the small bullion roses in the top right hand corner. they are stitched in wool thread. You can get a sense of scale if you compare them with the seed beads on the block.

If you click on the image above you will see a larger version of the block

Over the next few weeks I will focus on each seam and embellishment and I hope readers who are crazy quilters  will enjoy the series.

crazy quilt block pattern

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton
  • Piece 2: Soft furnishing fabric
  • Piece 3: Cotton
  • Piece 4: Cotton
  • Piece 5: Cotton and synthetic furnishing fabric
  • Piece 6: Cotton and synthetic furnishing fabric
  • Piece 7: Cotton with a lace layered over it

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: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 5
  • Buttons and charms: 9
  • Total items on this block: 21
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 928

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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