Block 82 on the I Dropped the Button Box Quilt

I dropped button box quiltToday I would like to share with you a pattern for block 82 on my I dropped the Button Box quilt.

It is another of the stronger ‘jewel tone’ blocks that help to form the diagonal band pattern that runs across the quilt. These colours can appear to very bright on screen, in fact a bit too bright at times, but if you could see it for real the strong colours give the quilt life.

As I have explained before this quilt is a Y2K quilt which means I used 2001 unique pieces of fabric, lace, braids, charms, buttons or ribbons. All the pieces are different.  It was a way of using all the bits I had been hoarding! Needless to say these 6 inch blocks often look very crowded but then that is encrusted crazy quilting.

Crazy quilt block 82As usual if you click on the block or the quilt you will see larger versions of the photographs.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Satin
  • Piece 2: Silk brocade
  • Piece 3: Metallic after five fabric
  • Piece 4: Silk
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Cotton
  • Piece 7: Cotton

Crazy quilt block 82 The on going item count list below represents the items documented to date in this series of articles.

Item Count:

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon:3
  • Buttons and charms: 10
  • Total items on this block: 20
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far: 1556

Crazy quilt block 82 patternFree Crazy quilt block patterns
As I write this series I am diagraming out each block on the I dropped the button box crazy quilt and giving away the block patterns. The  links to these pattern pages are listed on the CQ details FAQ page

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  1. Another beautiful block Sharon. I have never thought that the colours in the darker bands are too bright, in fact it is the colour overall of this lovely quilt that first caught my attention. I love the cast on flowers in lower left corner, looking like little bonnets on the beads. Do you remember how long it took to complete this quilt? I am up to block 18, and I’m loving the challenge, and the learning curve. I’ve left photos on CQI, but not sure how to link them here. Thank you for providing such clear instructions, and for all of the inspirational eye candy. Claire

    Claire Turner
    1. HI Clair thanks for the compliments – the quilt took me 18 months or so – maybe a bit longer. A crazy quilt (with the hand embroidery) usually takes me between 18 months to 2 years.


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