Introducing block 49 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 49 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

crazy quilt block 49

We have reached block 49 in this series of articles. I cant quite believe it. There are 100 blocks in the quilt, so I am nearly half way through sharing the documentation of this quilt with readers.

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 Soft furnishing fabric
  • Piece 2: Soft furnishing fabric
  • Piece 3: Soft furnishing fabric
  • Piece 4: Cotton
  • Piece 5: Cotton and synthetic furnishing fabric
  • Piece 6: Cotton and synthetic furnishing fabric
  • Piece 7: Cotton and synthetic furnishing fabric

Item Count: 

This crazy quilt made up of 2001 different elements because it was created as an Y2K project. At the time my defiintion of ‘element’ was a unique piece of fabric, lace, braid, a charm, a button or a ribbon. I used 2001 unique pieces in the quilit in order to mark Y2K. All pieces are different. So on the quilt you will not find a repeat of the same item. The ongoing item count listed below represents the pieces used in the crazy quilt blocks documented to date

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 10
  • Total items on this block: 20
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 948

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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