Introducing block 59 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt

Introducing block 59 of the I dropped the Button Box Quilt

hand embroidered crazy quilt block

At first glance block 59 looks too bright but on the quilt it sits well but as I worked it I was not so convinced of that. The fabrics used were not the nicest either so I did not like this block until it sat alongside other blocks in the quilt. The tones are designed to fit in with the diagonal bands of colour on the I Dropped the Button Box quilt.

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If you want to see the quilt again, visit the CQ details FAQ page as there is a photograph along side details about this series of articles.


Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton
  • Piece 2: Satin
  • Piece 3: Linen dress fabric
  • Piece 4: Polycotton dress fabric
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Synthetic fabric from a mans tie
  • Piece 7: The most horrid stretch lace!

free pattern for crazy quilt block

Over the next few weeks I hope you enjoy reading about the seam and embellishments and close details of what was done on this block.

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 pieces 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: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 12
  • Total items on this block: 22
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1143

free pattern for crazy quilt block

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.

One comment

  1. How beautiful, Sharon!
    I’ve been away since the end of March – was with my sister for a couple of months (she doesn’t have internet, but that pales to why I was there). I’ve got a lot of reading to do in order to catch up… really excited about trying the CQ Blocks!
    Wishing you well!

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