Introducing block 25 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 25 on the “I dropped the button box” quilt

crazy quilt block

I cannot believe I am at block 25! Click on the image and you will see a nice big photo to enjoy. That means when I have covered the details on this block we are one quarter of the way through documenting this quilt. I hope readers have enjoyed this process as I must admit such a detailed review has been very satisfying for me. OK, that is enough of feeling smug, it’s on to the next block!

crazy quilt block pattern

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Vintage silk
  • Piece 2: Silk
  • Piece 3: Cotton
  • Piece 4: Cotton
  • Piece 5: Polyester soft furnishing fabric
  • Piece 6: Cotton

Item Count: 

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: 6
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons: 9
  • Total items on this block: 18

Total tally of items on the quilt so far is 491

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.

crazy quilt block pattern


  1. Hi Anna
    I dont really have a formula I would make up the blocks first then decide on the sashing – sorry I can be of more help but it really is a case of seeing the colours etc and then deciding.

    Sharon B
  2. Hi Sharon – design question

    If you are making a crazy quilt of 24 8" blocks, most of which are medium – dark in tone,
    will a light or dark colored sashing set them off best? The edging will be black Dupioni
    prairie points, and the border will be a very bright pink. The blocks all have various
    shades of pink in them.


    Anna Brown

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