Introducing block 35 in the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

Introducing block 35 in the I Dropped the Button Box crazy quilt

crazy quilt block

We are now at Block 35 which has a strong colour scheme.

I hope you will enjoy the focus on each detail on this block over the next few weeks and that readers are still enjoying seeing me document the seams, embellishments and decorations on the I dropped the button box quilt.

Fabric content:

  • Piece 1: Cotton
  • Piece 2: Polyester
  • Piece 3: Silk
  • Piece 4: Polyester
  • Piece 5: Silk
  • Piece 6: Polyester
  • Piece 7: Cotton
  • Piece 8: Brocade Ribbon

crazy quilt block pattern

Item Count: 

This quilt is made up of 2001 different elements as it was made in 2001. By element I mean either a different piece of fabric, lace, braid, charm, button or ribbon. The count below is ongoing and represents the items in the quilt blocks documented in this blog so far.

  • Fabric: 7
  • Lace, braid and ribbon: 3
  • Buttons and charms: 8
  • Total items on this block: 18
  • Total tally of items on the quilt so far 683

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.


    1. Ronnie you dont have to order its free just print it out and make it the size you want – these blocks can be anything from 6 inch to 12 inches its totally up to you to use them as you wish. Save the image to your computer and scale it up to what you want.

  1. I have tried to print the sample so that I can paper piece it. I could not separate the pattern from the story. I tried to draw it and then add 1/4″ to the pieces after cutting each apart, but I could not get it even. It states free pattern, however, when I click on block one, I still can not print the pattern.

    Barbara Moore
    1. Barbara if your printer wont print the pattern form the browser right click on the image ( ie the pattern) and save it to your computer and print it from there.


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