Introducing block 20 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 20 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

crazy quilt block

Today I am introducing block 20, on this grid, of the “I dropped the button box” quilt.

This block  has a bit of theatre theme because when Eve was younger (before she became a circus performer) she was very active in the theatre both front of house and back stage. To be honest I forget how many productions she has been involved in but I know in her late teens over a 2 year period there was 54 productions.  I felt this deserved a block on the quilt!

crazy quilt block pattern

As you can see  this block consists of 8 pieces of fabric

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Velvet.
  • Piece 2: Devore.
  • Piece 3: Velvet from Eves graduation dress
  • Piece 4: Silk
  • Piece 5: Satin
  • Piece 6: Lycra covered with lace
  • Piece 7: Polyester covered with lace

Item Count: 

As I have explained before this quilt is a Y2K quilt which is made up of 2001 different elements. By element I mean 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: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons: 4
  • Charms: 5
  • Total items on this block: 20

Total tally on Quilt so far 394

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.
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 dont republish.



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