Introducing block 22 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 22 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

I can not quite believe we are at block 22 but it is time to introduce it. This is a pale block and usually like the cream on cream blocks so I hope people enjoy this one too!

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

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: After 5  fabric
  • Piece 2: Satin
  • Piece 3: After 5 metallic fabric
  • Piece 4: Velvet
  • Piece 5: Cotton
  • Piece 6: Cotton
  • Piece 7: Silk
  • Piece 8: Polyester

Item Count: 

As I have explained the “i dropped the button box” quilt is also a Y2K quilt. It 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: 8
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons: 17

Total items on this block: 28

Total tally of items on the quilt so far 440

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, do not republish.




  1. I have just discovered this series about the crazy quilt. I am not a quilter, but I just wanted to tell you how incredibly inspirational I find your work. Thank you for putting this online!

    I could not get the line to Block #5 to work, but I would love to see the article if you could point me to it.



    Carole Carlson

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