Block 52 is a mainly monotone blue. I also went over the top using buttons! I have to admit that 18 buttons on a 6 inch block is a little extreme but it looks Ok in context and I like buttons… Dont ask me why the heart button is upside down I think I made a mistake.
Over the next few weeks I will focus on each seam and embellishment and I hope the crazy quilters out there will enjoy seeing each close up.
- Piece 1: Cotton
- Piece 2: Silk
- Piece 3: upholstery cotton
- Piece 4: Synthetic cotton mix
- Piece 5: Quilters Cotton
- Piece 6: Synthetic cotton mix
- Piece 7: Synthetic cotton mix
- Piece 8: Cotton
The I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt is 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. All elements are different. As I have said before it was a way of using a sample of all the bits I had been hoarding! The on going item count listed below represents the items used in the crazy quilt blocks documented to date in the crazy quilt details articles.
- Fabric: 8
- Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
- Buttons and charms: 18
- Total items on this block: 30
Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1010
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. However, you must attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and reprint them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing.