Introducing block 21 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 21 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

It is time to introduce block 21, of the “I dropped the button box” quilt. As you can see it is quite a dark block where a spray of silk ribbon flowers overtook!

As you can see  this block consists of 7 pieces of fabric

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: After 5 metallic fabric
  • Piece 2: Velvet.
  • Piece 3: After 5 metallic fabric
  • Piece 4: Polyester covered with lace
  • Piece 5: Velvet
  • Piece 6: After 5 metallic fabric
  • Piece 7: Silk

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: 3
  • Buttons: 6
  • Charms: 2

Total items on this block: 18

Total tally on Quilt so far 412

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.


This series is licensed under a Creative Commons License I have released the block patterns and stitch ideas for non commercial use. However, you must attribute the work to me, Sharon Boggon and link back here.

You may not take whole articles from this series and reprint them online – that is not in the spirit of sharing.



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