Introducing block 15 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 15 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

crazy quilt block

This morning I will be  introducing block 15 of the “I dropped the button box” quilt. As you can see there are 6 pieces of fabric in it.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Silk from an after 5 dress.
  • Piece 2: Cotton. This was sent to me in one of the first internet swaps I ever participated in
  • Piece 3: Velvet
  • Piece 4: Underneath all that stuff is a synthetic after five fabric
  • Piece 5: A synthetic soft furnishing fabric
  • Piece 6: Satin

crazy quilt block pattern

Item Count: 

As I have explained before this quilt is a Y2K quilt which is made up of 2001 different elements. My definition of an element was either a different fabric, lace, braid, charm, buttons or ribbon. This count is an ongoing count of items and pieces in the quilt blocks documented so far.

  • Fabric: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons: 7
  • Charms: 1
  • Total items on this block: 18
  • Total tally of items on Quilt so far 295


crazy quilt block pattern

What is the story?
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.
For a stitch guide to hand embroidery stitches, instructions can be found in my stitch dictionary

I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use but I retain all copyright. Please attribute the work to me, and link back to this blog. You may not take whole articles from this series and republish online. Link please do not republish.



  1. I would love to sew your beautiful crazy quilt patterns but I don’t know where to start your pattern blocks do you have to add 1/4 inch to the pattern block.
    Thank you Linda Kirkman

    Linda KIrkman

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