I received a comment this morning from a newby that she was overwhelmed by the number of patterns available and thought she just might pick a number at random... NO NO NO... There are things to consider. First I chose number 28 because it has more patches than I usually do.... (because I have so many fabrics for this project). It is also a very balanced block with the patches at random to each other..
The second thing to be aware of is where seams intersect. I try to avoid blocks where several seams come together like where pieces 4 & 5 meet at piece 6. Depending on your fabrics and your skill level, this could be problematic.
Here your have seam 5 & 4 coming to piece 7 dangerously close to where you are also most likely have a seam allowance. Multiple converging seams often have bulk that is hard to conceal and stitch through... Keep an eye out for them.
This is a great block but I would divide both pieces 5 and 6 into two sections to make it more balanced... Keep in mind that you can always do that to any of the patches if you think ahead.
Janet Stauffacher also posts crazy quilt patterns. Her blocks have allowed for an image. She has a Free Crazy Quilt Block Patterns board at Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/j…/free-crazy-quilt-block-patterns/ Be sure to check hers also..
I did this post for Mary Ann, but if you think you are going to be a paper piecer like me, this post is for you also...
p.s. I actually have seen IN PERSON the "I dropped the button box" quilt and have endless photos of it...