Introducing block 61 on the I Dropped the Buttonbox Quilt

Introducing block 61 on the I Dropped the Buttonbox Quilt

crazy quilt block Lots of people respond  to block 61 as they like the little lace ballerina. This block forms part of a lighter band that runs diagonally down the quilt.

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

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This  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 pattern

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: silk
  • Piece 2: Cotton
  • Piece 3: Silk
  • Piece 4: Cotton
  • Piece 5: Cotton  and synthetic mix furnishing fabric
  • Piece 6: Silk

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: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 5
  • Total items on this block: 14
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1178

crazy quilt block pattern

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.


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