Introducing block 56 of the I Dropped the Button Box quilt

Introducing block 56 of the I Dropped the Button Box quilt

Crazy quilt block

Block 56 is another block made up of stronger colours and tones designed to fit in with the diagonal bands of colour on the quilt  Just as a reminder to reader if you ever want to see the quilt visit the CQ details FAQ page as there is a photograph and full details about the quilt and this series there.

crazy quilt block pattern

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.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: fabric from a mans tie (synthetic)
  • Piece 2: Dress linen
  • Piece 3: fabric from the band on a sari that has a weft of gold thread.
  • Piece 4: Cotton
  • Piece 5: Brocade
  • Piece 6: Silk
  • Piece 7: Silk

Item Count: 

This quilt is a Y2K quilt which means I Dropped the Button Box contains 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. All are different. 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  documented to date in the crazy quilt details articles.

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons and charms: 5
  • Total items on this block: 16
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1080

crazy quilt block pattern

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.

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