Jewel toned blocks are sometimes hard to photograph and I hope you can see this clearly. There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page and you can see a diagonal band running across the quilt. This block is part of that band.
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I hope you enjoy reading about the seam and embellishments and seeing the close details of what was done on this block.
- Piece 1: synthetic velvet
- Piece 2: Silk
- Piece 3: Metallic fabric
- Piece 4: Silk
- Piece 5: Synthetic after five fabric
- Piece 6: Silk brocade
- Piece 7: Silk
The I Dropped the Button Box quilt is a Y2K quilt. Why is this bit of information of interest? While making the quilt I used 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 series of articles.
- Fabric: 7
- Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
- Buttons and charms: 6
- Total items on this block: 16
- Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1209
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.