Introducing Block 74 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Introducing Block 74 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

Y2K Crazy quilt Block 74Today I would like to share with readers a pattern for Block 74 which has a really bright colour scheme. On its own it looks a bit gah! But it sits ok in the quilt itself.

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In the top left corner is a piece of stretch lace which was a bit of challenge but I was going through a stage of convincing myself and others that you can use just about any fabric in crazy quilting. There is a few block on this quilt where because I wanted every piece of fabric to be different I really had to test this. I use a piece of cotton under the stretch lace to stabilise it.

Over the next few weeks I will share articles about the embroidery and embellishments in closer detail but for today I will focus just on the block.

 Y2K Crazy quilt Block 74 diagram

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton
  • Piece 2: Cotton
  • Piece 3: Velvet
  • Piece 4: Satin
  • Piece 5: wool
  • Piece 6: Silk
  • Piece 7: Polyester stretch lace
  • Piece 8: Velvet

Item Count: 

On this quilt I used 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. Each piece is different as it I wanted to have 2001 different pieces to make it a Y2K quilt. 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: 7
  • Total items on this block: 18
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1415

free crazy quilt pattern of blockFree 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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