Introducing Block 72 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Introducing Block 72 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Crazy Quilt Block 72This regularly published series aims to illustrate the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my Y2K crazy quilt.

Today I would like to share with readers a pattern for Block 72 which is another of the  bright or as some crazy quilters call it “Jewel Tone”  colour scheme. Click on the image and you will be taken to larger view.

It looks better to the human eye but does not photograph well ass nearly all the fabrics on the block shine or are metallic. Over the next few weeks I will share articles about the embroidery and embellishments in close detail.

crazy quilt free patternFabric content:

  • Piece 1: Metallic after 5 wear fabric
  • Piece 2: Silk
  • Piece 3: Devore
  • Piece 4: Brocade
  • Piece 5: Synthetic
  • Piece 6: Silk
  • Piece 7: lycra
  • Piece 8: Metallic after 5 wear

Item Count: 

Since this is a Y2K quilt I used 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons.Each piece is different. The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.

  • Fabric: 8
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 5
  • Total items on this block: 16
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1380

crazy quilt free patternFree Crazy quilt block patterns

There is a photograph of the full quilt on the CQ details FAQ page. I am diagraming out each block and giving away free block patterns  Links to these free pattern pages are also listed on the CQ details FAQ page.

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    1. Virgene my blocks are 6×6 inches. If you download the pattern you can scale it up in your graphics program. I have seen people make up the blocks in 8 inch and 12 inch. They both worked well


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