This band on section 47 of my For love of Stitching band sampler which was stitched in December 2009. The sampler is in Christmas colours of reds, greens and gold.
I designed the two christmas decorations that run down the side of the sampler by using 2 photoshop brushes. I created a file with an image of the decoration and then worked each image in cross stitch design software.
Stranded cotton floss
This area is a section in my Love of Stitching Band Sampler which is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and currently measures 96 feet 5 inches (2,938.78 centimetres), or 32.138 yards which is 29.3878 meters. It is still growing…
If you want to know more and read the full story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page or you can work back through the series of articles by reading them in the the Love of Stitching Band Sampler category.
Well I am sad to say that selling sets of CQ stencils and posting them out in time for the Christmas holiday means I have not done any stitching. Once again I dont have any Work in Progress to write about.
I am opening up this post for those who use the weekly deadline to push them towards completing a project.
Do people still want me to do this over the holiday period? I have a pile of stitching related things that are gifts so, I can’t share them and I wonder if others are in the same situation? Or some people also like myself are just too busy. I know I am running like mad since I have returned from our holiday.
Let me know what people would like to do as its easy enough to open a place where people can leave a message about an on going project and it’s great to see people progressing. It’s no trouble for me to do it, but if few are going to be able to work on long term projects it looks a bit silly. Or we can stop and recommence in the new year – where at least I will able to stitch along too! So leave a comment and I will go with the majority.
If you have leave a comment with a link to your site including the http bit of your web address as then it will become a link and folks can visit and see what you have done.
If you want to know more about Work in Progress Wednesdays visit the FAQ.
As I explained last week, this week I have taken a break from the series in order to get orders for my CQ Stencils out.
I am opening up this page so that if you have worked a sample from ANY of the stitches listed on the TAST FAQ page feel free to post a comment below and tell us about it.
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This seam is on block 69 of the I dropped the button box Quilt. I covered it with a piece of hand dyed lace and cluster of buttons. As I said when I introduced block 69 , in this cluster of buttons there is an unusual vintage souvenir made from a pressed penny. Slouch hat pennies are an example of soldiers craft and the older ones are now collectors pieces.
What is the story?
This regular series illustrates the hand embroidered seams, embellishments and decorations on my crazy quilt I dropped the button box. All articles in this series can be found under Crazy Quilt details Links to each block is listed on the CQ details FAQ page.
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.