Introducing block 29 of the “I dropped the button box” quilt

Introducing block 29 of the “I dropped the button box” quilt

I hope people are still enjoying this series as it is time to introduce block 29. This block has dominant colours of rust red and blue

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Alight weight dress wool
  • Piece 2: Cotton
  • Piece 3: Cotton
  • Piece 4: Damask Cotton hand dyed
  • Piece 5: Velvet
  • Piece 6: Cotton covered with a vintage hat ribbon
  • Piece 7: Polished 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: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 4
  • Buttons: 9
  • Total items on this block: 20

Total tally of items on the quilt so far 570

When I started the series about each detail on the “I dropped the button box” quilt, I numbered the blocks on this grid. The same post shows the whole quilt too.

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.

Just as a reminder here is the quilt.





  1. I’m so glad you’re showing these again. This series was the first I saw after I finally got a computer and almost learned to use it. I was in my latest crazy quilt phase, and had no idea after all these years what was going on "out there" – and stumbled upon yours and then Allie Aller. How fortunate I was!! A whole new world opened up for me, and marvelous inspiration for my needlepoint design..

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